Post by carole aka craftywoman on Dec 13, 2017 10:10:57 GMT
This all started when I went to Dornoch (the North of Scotland) to the Woolfest and came away with an award-winning Shetland fleece. Over the summer it was washed and dried, and then a little bit of spinning for weaving, the rest is unworked fleece that I teased the locks out of, and then knotted on to the warp to make a rug with rows of handspun in between (you can see this on the back of the rug) - I hope you like it it's been a fun project.
It looks gorgeous! How do you knot onto the warp? When you say 'unworked', is it still raw, or just cleaned?
Hi Zed, yes it is washed but that's all, a bundle of Shetland fibres, so what I did was weave about 6 rows in handspun Shetland, then took about 4 locks and laid them over 4 warp threads and put the ends around the back of the outer warps and pulled them up through the middle so there were two warps wrapped by each end of the lock - if that makes sense!!! then I did a second row but used four warps again but alternated them abit like brick work with the row below, then back to 6 woven rows - a slow job but I quite enjoyed the zen bit of it :-)