Friday, February 12, 2010

Kauni Blanket in progress

Yesterday Meika came over to help me weave the Kauni Blanket. She loves weaving but has never helped me on the big loom before. She usually weaves on my 16"  Louet Kombo table Loom
First we wound the bobbins. Then we got started weaving with a filler yarn to fill up the space before the real weaving starts. Meika crawls under the loom and works the foot pedal with her hands. I told her when to change sheds - After about 3 times she announced
" Grandma you don't need to tell me anymore. I get it" and she did get it.
Then she threw the shuttle and beat the weaving. I had to help her a bit with the beating so she didn't make it too tight. Once I showed her she got that too.
She needs to grow quite a bit to operate the loom from the seat but she tried. The last picture is about 15" woven on the blanket. It is quite vibrant as you can see. I would expect no less from Kauni EQ. You may notice the weave is fairly loose but this will change when the blanket is fulled. I love it and hope to finish it today and twist the fringes tomorrow then full it. It is 52" wide on the loom and I am weaving 7 ft so fulled it will likely be about 48" X 6 1/2 ft.


Deb said...

***WOW*** Shelley - it's spectacular. and Meike is the cutest kid ever! Can't wait to see the finished product. Shall I bring the fringe twister?

Deb said...

wow Shelley, this is wonderful. I live the colour combinations. your warping look impeccable. Diane YF

kate said...

What a great post, and again such a beautiful burst of colour in this grey February world.