It's amazing how an enforced break over Christmas and New Year makes you actually crave to weave again. I was starting to dream about weaving!
But now that the Christmas House Guest has gone home, I'm back into my happy place that is my studio, and I've got heaps to do!
I was part way through the third fabric for my multi-fabric project, and settled happily onto the loom bench to finish it off. But I found out that I had underestimated the amount of weft to dye. Bother! I looked at that warp that still reached the back beam and I simply couldn't cut the warp off with all that yarn remaining.
So I had a look through my stash. And I found, as you do, some very nice hand dyed bamboo yarn. So I wove to the end of the warp with the bamboo. This part of the fabric won't be used for this project, but might fit into a future project quite happily. I'm finding that I am collecting a nice stash of handwoven fabrics as well as hand dyed yarns.
You can see the change of weft yarns quite clearly here and see just how much warp was still available. I just couldn't waste it!
And you can see how I like to weave right to the end of the warp. If I get the back rod any closer to the shafts, then I can't make a wide enough shed to get the shuttle through.
But despite the little oops, I'm just so happy to have my life revolving around my studio again. Now 2017 has really started.