The sun rose at 1059am and set at 1325pm. The length of the day was 2 hours and 25 minutes. Mild temperature, new snow.
I have rarely written about weaving and that is because I have done so very little with my loom. It is lovely Toika Liisa and I have had it already many years.
I am not a skilled weaver, but I know the basics of making a warp and warping a loom. This technical side of building a fabric is really fascinating. I would love to try my hands at fabrics for clothing but I am not quite there yet. Hopefully in time...
Weaving can be so many things and there really are many possibilities and routes to take. One of my daughters loves all things old, she is into recycling and into good quality and handcrafts and she has been wanting to learn to weave. She is learning but at this point I get to do the warping, which I enjoy.
She is making small ryijy-rugs - here is the beginning. White linen and white wool, like snow, very appropriate for the season. I enjoy listening to the soft beating of the big loom.
All you weavers out there probably know this Swedish weaving magazine "Vävmagasinet", I love it and subscribe to it, mine are in Swedish, but it is published in English as well. It is beautiful.
In recent years three books of Finnish ryijy's have been published:
I could go on about ryijy's a lot more, their feel and use of wool appeals to me very much. There are many sites where you can look at ryijy's but here is quite a good collection in these pages, there are various types.
You can click on the links on the right and then click the individual pieces to see them bigger. (This is a site that sells patterns and yarns.)
Wool till tomorrow,