Ep 22: A Long Time Coming

 Sponsored by Weavolution If you would like to support the show, become a Weavolution Patron and get access to exclusive Patron content from Erica. Where to find us: iTunes, please leave us a review on  Podcast FB Page! E-mail! We have an e-mail account, please feel free to e-mail us! Podcast Instagram: fiberatthespeedoflifepodcast    Michelle is             Ravelry: MichelleTF             Instagram: michelletfcrafts             Facebook: Valdelia Maker     Erica is             Weavolution: Erica J, Jahanara, or Weavolutionary             Ravelry: weavemage             Instagram: weavemage             Facebook:  Intro and Outro Music: Sundown by Joseph McDade, thank you! Finished Objects! Michelle Erica TJ's Socks!!! Erica finished knitting the socks for her son, TJ. He loves them and has been dancing and sliding around the living room in them. :) Erica finished weaving off her handspun warp for TJ. It still needs the weft thread ends trimmed and the fringe twisted (if he is going to use it as a scarf). He probably wouldn't use a bag and seems to like it as a quite long scarf! Masks :) Ginny Cardigan swatches Deep Cove Handspun, Saltwater woolen prep 3 ply handspun, Nightshades       Works in Progress Michelle Erica Erica has been weaving away on the damask with the Treeenway Silks Zolo Borello colourway weft. She has done a lot of thinking about how to handle the possibility that there will be variances between the different dyed skeins, it will take about 4 skeins. Erica decided that in the Middle Ages, based on the textiles she has studied, that weavers would keep with one skein until the end of a repeat. This is based on studying partial textiles which do not show any variance in weft color within a single repeat. Here is the damask photo with two different dyes lots. Here is the damask woven using the only one skein.   Do you see a difference? :) Erica has cast on another pair of socks for her husband, Oli. The whole family now has one pair of hand knit socks. Erica is considering. over time, knitting 4-5 pairs of socks for each family member. Stay tuned. :) Erica is also working on finishing the seams on her handwoven robe. In order to finish the hems, she has started warping a narrow, long linen warp to weave a reinforcement for her robe. This decision is based on the The Metropolitian Museum's analysis of a 7th C Persian Riding Coat. Erica took her knitted shawl out of hybernation. This shawl is knit on 5.5 mm Signature Needle Arts needles, in a fingering weight yarn from The Two Ewes!  

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