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Peggy Stuart's Blog – March 2013 Archive (4)

High Fiber—New Beginnings

My carpet warp came, along with five wooden bobbins for my boat shuttles, which I ordered from the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. The bobbins will be used to make scarves out of my sock yarn (and other) stash:

I wasted no time getting my loom ready to go to make some denim chair mats. Here's the warping…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—So Many Projects, So Little Time!

In spite of my injuries, I made it to Vintage Stitchers this week.

Julie picked me up. She brought several quilts she had finished for members of the group. This hibiscus quilt was a kit Ellen bought in Hawaii. It's all batiks. Julie did a great job quilting it!
Julie also finished quilting this French Braid Quilt for Ellen. She stitched in the…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Flipping Out!

I finished my first woven scarf:
If you look up close you can see very uneven selvedges and tension on the right end (where I started), but what you can see on the left side (where I finished) is my improvement as I went along. This scarf will be a great reminder of how far I've come! The second one is going better. My weaving is much neater and more…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Warp Drive or Impulse?

I started warping/dressing my loom on Sunday afternoon. Um...I made a few mistakes.

My mistakes:
1. I picked soft, thin, stretchy, clingy sock yarn for my warp for a nice scarf.
2. The pattern that was my inspiration called for two yards. I upped it to three to make the scarf longer and to be sure I had enough. Then I doubled it, so…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

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