Monday, May 14, 2012

Embers blanket

 Here is 'Embers' blanket. It looked like this on the loom. Blanket weaving could get quite addictive with 1 thread in each slot of the reed it seemed quite fast to warp and weave. The warp yarns are handspun from Stuart Albrey's beautiful fine wool combed top. I dyed the yarns after spinning in variegated reds and purples.
 The weft is 100% alpaca which was a natural brown and I overdyed it dark purple/plum.
The pattern is an eight shaft twill which reminds me of feathers. I love the chunky twisted fringing.


Jody said...

Just lovely Doe. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be in person!

Rachelle said...

That is a beautiful blanket; must learn to weave.