Weaving With Hand-Spun Yarn

On my first trip to DFW Fiber Fest in 2015 I found some gorgeous dyed fiber that I couldn’t resist. It was a blend of wool and silk and spun like a dream. I ended up with a two-ply lace weight yarn that eventually became a woven scarf.

I can’t find my notes so I don’t recall how much fiber I bought or how many bobbins I spun. I just dove in to spinning it and loved every minute of it.

I warped the floor loom in a point twill pattern and wove until I ran out of weft yarn. I had miscalculated the length of my warp and ended up with a shorter scarf than I wanted but it worked out fine to wear with a jacket.

I still need to finish twisting the fringe on the scarf and it’s been in time out for some time now. It’s fine yarn and a lot of work to make the fringe but I’ll get it finished.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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