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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Oops...



So - seems the fashion designer has more yarn left.  The price is right and Doug needs to go back to Vancouver anyway, so...looks like another van load of yarn will be coming to live in my studio...

Why am I buying this yarn?  Well, I wove with it for about 9 years so I'm quite familiar with it - how it behaves in the loom, how it weaves up.  I will have to sample to determine how it will work in my own designs, not hers, because I have my own approach to design and requirements.

I had been sort of casting about for a new scarf/shawl design and this opportunity kind of fell into my lap, so to speak.

I will have two weeks to try and figure out where the yarn will go and see about clearing my schedule in order to do some sampling.

Today I worked on marking a little bit and tomorrow I will open the next box.  There are at least two more students sending their work in, the Beginning Weaving workshop April 16/17 (for which I need to order more cotton!), the Olds class here if it goes ahead, the workshop in Edmonton (more yarn needed for that?) then Olds Fibre Week in June (yet more yarn).  So much for stash reduction!

In between there is writing to be done - beginning with the revisions we worked on during my 'working holiday'.  And of course there are all those warps I wound before I left, the rest of the tea towel warp on the AVL and a couple other commitments for the AVL as well.

I sure hope the new beta blocker doesn't cause fatigue like the last one!  I don't have time for fatigue...

7 comments:

steelwool said...

I'm loving those colors.

Peg Cherre said...

I love the colors, too. Is it rayon? Cotton? Other?

Laura Fry said...

Mostly rayons of various sorts and textures. Will go into scarves/shawls, perhaps along with some cotton or Brassard's 2/16 bamboo.

Peg Cherre said...

I do love Brassards yarns. And I like weaving with bamboo when I can get a good quality. Is the twist in their 16/2 tight or loose? I hate weaving with Bambu, especially Bambu 7 -- twist way too lose for my taste.

Laura Fry said...

Brassard's bamboo has much more twist. The 2/8 is what I would call a 'crepe' yarn - quite stiff. The 2/16 I like for shawls. Plenty strong enough for warp, thin enough for the twist to not negatively impact the drape, especially with something with less twist for the weft. :)

Peg Cherre said...

Thanks for the input/review!

Sandra Rude said...

Mmm. Lovely colors!