The first blanket is off the loom, washed and shrunken within an inch of its life and I am delighted with the result!
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
This is being woven in 2/16 and 2/8 combed cotton and 2/28 cashmere and wool, on 12 shafts. As a first project on a new loom it is a bit ambitious as it is almost the full width of the loom and using both beams, but the electronic dobby is working well. I am hoping that on washing the wool will shrink quite a lot and create a soft, bobbly surface in the cotton areas, ideal for a blanket.