Huck Lace and M´s & O´s

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I´ve been busy weaving!

¡He tejido mucho!

 

I´ve been eco printing

Experimenté con una técnica que se llama eco printing

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Deliciosa lana merino …

fina y suave, suave, suave…

Urdimbre tintada con cochinilla en dos tonos.

Gracias a Nilia Bañares por revelarme los secretos de los tintes naturales.

Delicious merino Wool…

fine and soft, soft, soft…

Warp died with cochenille in two tones.
Thanks to Nilia Bañares for revealing the secrets of natural dyes to me.

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Inspiración marítima

Gracias a Ruth77 por los cordones y cuerdas y a los dueños del  Samsara por dejarme sacar las fotos en su precioso velero.

Thanks to Ruth77 for the lines and ropes and to the owners of the beautiful sailing vessel Samsara, for letting me take the pictures on board.

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Ocean

I think I never told you that all my projects are woven with whatever yarn I can grab. Being in Germany last winter I visited the barn where my Louët loom had been sleeping for so many years, just to have a look around if there was anything else I could need. I found some shuttles a spooling machine and a box with Cottolin yarn, not much, but enough for some nice little projects. Some bobbins with water colours, shades of blue, turquoise and green, that were asking to be woven to ocean waves. So here is what I made with it, and this morning on a  beach walk I found the perfect model: a small turquoise painted fishing boat.

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From autumn to spring without having winter

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February 24, 2013 · 9:55 pm

Looking forward to my summer sail

Tomorrow I´m going to leave to Portugal to meet up with my Ulysses.
This is how nowadays Penelope’s work, they finish the weaving  and join him for a sailing adventure.

This summer shawl has got a white cotton warp and the weft is another delicious Noro yarn in candy colors (Sekku, a mix of 50% cotton and wool, silk and nylon in equal parts) , that transforms to a beautiful aquarelle shading in combination with the white warp. I used some of warp yarn to insert manually the random squares. You open the shed, put in the weft, beat,  put the contrast yarn in the same open shed just as far as you want, beat again and voila: you get this transparency effect . While  weaving I felt quite unhappy about the edges, but once it was washed and dried it looks quite ok ,  a bit Wabi Sabi, but that is just what a japanese yarn needs.

La ilusíon de salir a navegar

Mañana voy a salir a Portugal para reunirme con mi Ulisses.
Así trabajan las Penelopes de hoy en día, terminan lo que están tejiendo en el telar y se reúnen con él para una aventura de navegación.

Este chal de verano tiene la urdimbre de algodón blanco y la trama de un hilo de Noro delicioso, en colores caramelo (Sekku, una mezcla de 50% de algodón y lana, seda y nailon en partes iguales), que se transforman en tonos acuarela en combinación con el blanco de la urdimbre. Utilicé algo del hilo de urdimbre para insertar aleatoriamente los rectángulos. Se pasa la trama, se peina, se mete el hilo de contraste en la misma apertura hasta donde quieras, se vuelve a peinar y se forma un efecto de transparencia. Mientras tejía no estaba muy contenta con los bordes, pero lavado y secado, mejoró su aspecto. Un poco Wabi Sabi, pero esto es lo que un tejido con hilo japones necesita.

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