Sunday, 18 October 2009

Knitting happens too.

It isn't handspun but I thought I'd sare a knitting project to get some knitting on the blog :)

I just finished these sock in a sock, two socks at the same time on the same needles one inside the other. It sounds hard but it's really just Double Knitting and was surprisingly easy. I followed the instructions on knitty and the tutorial has very clear photographs.


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Learning Longdraw

a video to inspire
Abby Franquemont

Question Time

OK, I'll start us off with a question. I am wanting to warp my Leclerc 4 shaft Floor Loom but I don't know what to use for the warp. I've had a look at the Texel website and see they have yarn listed as 'weaving yarn'. what would make a good warp yarn?I have 10 and 12 epi beaters (if that's the correct term). Help!

BTW, Sophie, don't read this! Of course I know what I am doing and will be able to teach you! Of course. Oh, what is that strange tingling in my nose? Oh my, it's growning! LOL
Here's a photo of my loom btw, just to get a picture on the blog ;)

Friday, 16 October 2009


This blog is maintained by members of the Tynedale Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Meetings are held between 10am and 4pm at the Stocksfield Community Centre, Mount View Terrace, Stocksfield.

Our next meeting is tomorrow, 17th October and starts with a talk and demonstration on Northumberland Tartan, by Catherine Wilde, of Warkworth.

If you would like to be able to post photographs and articles to the blog please leave a comment on this post and I will be in touch to send you an invitation.