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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Weaving a throw/blanket on my Ashford 32" rigid heddle loom with Hand spun Art Yarn

 I adore carding and spinning Art yarns on my spinolution wheels . there comes a time when i hit critical mass and i need to use  my yarn and start producing some  art with it because  i am of running out of space! My favorite medium is to weave with it. I have used my Saori loom with special heddles with huge Eyes, but i enjoy using my Ashfor Rigid Heddle 32" with the 2.5 reed too! 



I used my my Saori philosophy and just chose  from my skeins  colors that made made feel happy 
with the economy, covid 19 and the california fires it was time for fiber therapy .


 here is my ASHFORD RIGID HEDDLE LOOM (click here in my etsy shop)



 I used the the 2.5  heddle  i need to wiggle my yarns through the holes but it is worth the extra time .


Here is my unorthodox way I  direct warp it !



 cut and ready to beam on the next day






Normally rigid heddle looms do not hold enough yardage of the cloth beam  especially bulky warps 
so Ashford invented  the freedom roller a few years ago  ASHFORD FREEDOM ROLLER ( CLICK HERE TO SEE IN MY ETSY SHOP)





 sewing the 2 panels together
 thrumbs left over 

   Soaked and drying in sun 






98% hand spun  the balance is some mill spun mohair 

 here are some of my yarns i used  on my wheels












I think i will be weaving a few more throws because i need to reduce my hand spun stash and i enjoy  spinning more art yarns!


Peace THROUGH FIBERS ON  the wheel and loom

Jill Nickolene Sanders








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