October 27, 2013
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I am having a lot of fun! I have enrolled in a year-long distance course in weaving at Fristads folkhögskola. We meet at school once a month for theory lessons, to get assignments and show and discuss the previous ones.
As a first homework we had to weave in black wool singles as warp and the same wool alternated with linen weft in different densities, as balanced as possible.
Training in beating technique and in being present during the process. And then we had to wash the pieces in washing machine at different temperatures to study the shrinkage.
weaving with black on black is not easy for the eyes, but it makes you look at the weaving more closely and carefully.
One of my clumped pieces after washing :)
we could experiment with the rest of the warp as we wished, so i tried checked “myggtjäll” (swedish lace) in different variations and colors.
the wool is Farö (6000m/kg, 12 wic), surprisingly strong, not a single thread went off, and quite soft after washing.