Weaving hearts

  

Following on from my last post, I spun and spun, then spun some more and ended up with about 60g of handspun cotton. I finished it by boiling (!?!) it and after it had dried I just spent a little while giving it the odd squeeze and squish as it is the softest cottony cloud ever. I was a very proud spinner.

 

I decided to use it as a weft in my latest weaving – kitchen towels in a heart draft in a mercerised cotton warp in very pretty shades of pink. It was a dream to weave with although the slubby-ness of it slightly obscures the pattern. At the top is how a commercially spun weft looks, this is the handspun after they were all finished.

  

I’m very happy with how they turned out; I’ve put the non hand spun ones for sale but I’m keeping the two made with the handspun.  Just to squeeze and squish occasionally.

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