Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Weaving Club

Spunky Eclectic Corriedale
This will be a Spunky Eclectic themed post. I had to start with the fiber I received last week for this month's Spunky Fiber Club - " Mordor" Corriedale. Isn't it outstanding!
Spunky Eclectic started a new club this year for weaving. The plan is for beginner to intermediate projects for the rigid heddle loom using 10 or 12 dent reeds. It sounded like it was made for me (I have both reeds and need to add techniques to my weaving repertoire) so I jumped right in. Good thing I didn't hesitate, the limited spots filled quickly but I got one! Here is the the yarn I received last week for Feb 2011, the first month. We could pick from colorway choices: "
Earth - browns and greens (maybe with some teal too) Wind -Blues and purples, Fire - oranges and reds (maybe with some brown or yellow) Naturals - browns, greys, ecru, and black, or Wild - crazy colors all over the spectrum." I was leaning toward Earth because of the greens of course but picked Wind - I do not want to be too predictable! Of course we can change our colorway choice each quarter so I can try some of the others and Earth will definitely be one I will try. I am thinking I will try them all this first year. This first club month is called Silky Houndstooth. I got this lovely rustic silk yarn and the pattern. YEA Club!
Wind Club 2-11
All warped up!
Silky Houndstooth
I am also spinning my Jan Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club, Fruity Drinks by the Pool - a lovely Merino Bamboo Blend. Still not sure if I will leave it as a single or n ply. There is still time to choose a 2 ply. What to do???
FDBTP in progress


  1. Linda you are just such an inspiration. I am so in awe of the loom. You are such an enabler. And mom just loved her scarf. Wore it until she went to bed. It was just beautiful.

    I have been slipping off the wagon the last week with my hobbies. It seems to happen when I stop pushing myself. I'll know I am "all better" when my natural zest for everything fiber - returns again and I don't have to push myself.

    Love you bunches.

  2. Lovely colors! Great photography. I can see how you're having a tough time deciding how to ply your Drink by the Pool - it's beautiful! Can't wait to see your finished woven scarf!