Today, another bamboo scarf came off the loom. It’s an 8 harness pinwheel, and the bamboo is “ballin”.
It’s light and airy. I wetfinished it, and put it on the warping mill to see if it was light enough to go airborn when I spun the mill, and sure enough, it flew. It’s a fun fiber, and I’ll be weaving with it for a while.
A couple of film makers came to the studio today (by appointment), and filmed my yarn as I loaded bobbins, shuttles, made yarn balls, wove a tapestry, and worked on a loom-controlled piece. They came to both studios, and were very nice, and showed such a sweet interest in what I do. I hope I get to see the finished product, as I am enthralled by art centered around fiber.
Several years ago, I was commissioned to make a plaid to be used for the background in a Welsch print ad. They were kind enough to send me a copy of the ad, once complete (product name was veiled). Life as a weaver is just so much fun. Did I share pictures of that piece on the blog?
Anyway, here are some pics of the pinwheel, and several other pics of studio stuff. Hope you enjoy, and I hope to see you in my class sometime.