Tag Archives: scarf/bufanda

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.

Advertisements

5 Comments

Filed under weaving/tejer/weben, wool/ lana

Looks like a carpet…

… but its a scarf. I had this lovely hand spun wool in my stash and it was just enough for a scarf. I asked my weaving teacher Dori if she had some matching yarn for the warp and in her stash we found an 8 ply cotton in exactly the same violet. Plain weave with 4 threads/cm was too narrow so I had to change the setting to double threads in every second dent. That worked out to be just right for the irregular character of the hand spun.The braided fringes were just the right finishing and it´s mine, I´m going to keep it!

Parece una alfombra…

…pero es una bufanda. Entre mis hilos tenía esta preciosa lana hilada a mano. Pregunté a mi maestra Dori si ella tenía un hilo a juego para la urdimbre y en su almacén encontró un algodón de 8 cabos de exactamente el mismo tono violeta. Tafetán con 4 hilos/cm era demasiado tupido y al final enhebré doble hilo en cada segunda púa. Esto era justo lo  necesario para realzar el carácter irregular del hilado a mano. Los flecos trenzados le dan el toque final. Es mía, me la voy a quedar.

2 Comments

Filed under weaving/tejer/weben, wool/ lana

Following the sailors advice

While my boyfriend is crossing the Atlantic again, I´m weaving one of his ideas. On one of the days before leaving he was looking at my yarn stash and had the idea that using a very colorful variegated yarn, for both warp and weft, could look very interesting. And as he has been complaining, about me never following his suggestions, this time I did and it really looks awesome. The project was a bit tricky, because I only had  200 grams of yarn for a scarf. I threaded a twill with only four threads /cm, and that was definitely a too wide setting. But mixing the variegated with a plain blue yarn gave it more thickness and a lovely tweed look. The scarf was my farewell gift for my friend Marcela who went back to Argentina. I hope it´s going to keep her warm during the winter in the southern hemisphere.

Siguiendo las recomendaciones del marinero

Mientras mi novio está cruzando el Atlántico de nuevo yo estoy tejiendo una de sus ideas. Un buen día antes de salir el estaba mirando mis hilo y tuvo la idea que utilizando un hilo matizado de mucho colorido, tanto para la urdimbre como la trama, podría dar un resultado muy interesante. Y como el se está quejando que nunca sigo sus sugerencias, esta vez le hice caso y el resultado es precioso. El proyecto no era fácil porque solo tenía 200g de hilo. Enhebré una sarga con 4 hilos/cm, que resultó ser muy abierto. Pero tejiendo la trama con dos hilos, el matizado y un azul lizo, todo ganó cuerpo y un aspecto como Tweed. La bufanda es mi regalo de despedida para mi amiga Marcela que volvió a Argentina. Espero que la mantenga calentita en los inviernos del hemisferio sur.

3 Comments

Filed under weaving/tejer/weben

Gift delivery

Today at noon I went to the marina to deliver a scarf to my friend Patrick, who did a generous donation  when I bought my loom.

Thank you!

Entrega de regalo

Hoy a medio día me fuí al muelle deportivo a entregar esta bufanda a mi amigo Patrick, que hizo una generosa donación cuando compré el telar.

¡Gracias!

4 Comments

Filed under weaving/tejer/weben

Before the blog

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

3 Comments

Filed under weaving/tejer/weben