Weaving a free weave on a frame loom - a few rows every day
Slowly but surely, a few rows a day, this one is growing into something I didn’t plan but love 😊 reminds me of the cliffs in south Portugal we’ve seen this spring, but maybe it’ll end up upside down, like on this photo and will be something completely else. I don’t know yet!
All these woolen yarns we’re plant dyed by me. Blues are of course made with indigo and woad, browns and tans come from birch leaves, walnuts, oak leaves and avocados. The loom is a German production frame loom with a rotating heddle bar, which helps to put the alternating threads up and down and speeds up the process. (If you’d like a loom like that too, I stock them in my online shop in 3 sizes.) I could also use bobbins or shuttles to weave with but for this one I want to work with my fingers as much as I can so I either weave with a tapestry needle or with my bare fingers only. And I don’t mind it takes forever!