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a hammock, a monk and a chick

I have finished weaving the flying trasmatta. The last 20 cm took me forever .

rag rug hammock

my husband has made the sticks and we’ve hung the hammock  in the garden (it’s quite a huge thing).

rag rug hammock

I get a bit dizzy when I lie in it, but other people feel quite comfortable.

rag rug hammock

and here is  a little zen monk for the  rag doll show in Landskrona museum.

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his kimono  is sewn from vintage japanese kimono fabric

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(while making him I had this constant thought – hmm, may be  I should sit on my zafu more often…)

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few days ago a  tiny chicken came out of an egg that we forgot to remove from under one of our extremely broody hens and another one hatched today (we thought that the odds are probably not so high, but they thought otherwise  :)

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Gröna trasor / green rags

Our very last school assignment before it all ends this week (it’s kind of hard to believe, but it’s true)  – a rug in any material, size  and form.

Since rugs are not so popular in our house (mostly because of an old cat with poor digestion) I am weaving a “flying carpet” for the garden instead – a rag-hummock.

Tabby with some rosepath stripes

(I made black and white warp stripes only because I didn’t have enough of the green).

Thank to this project we (my family and me) have assembled the second-hand loom I bought half a year ago –  an Öxabäck, in Sweden it  is considered to be ” loom of the looms” , this one is huge – 150 cm weaving width and it takes all the free space in our guest room. Come and be our guest :)

Everything in this loom is so smart and smooth! Ulla Zyrus-Zetterström, who constructed this loom- is genius.

I have another meter to go and hope for a nice summer!

grey matter

carding, spinning, knitting, weaving. All in grey.

Gotland lambswool

cat mat №2, same but different, this time in 2/2 twill

cat mat

weaving project – made this little rag rug for our cats favorite sleeping place – white arm-chair.

as camouflaging colors as possible (so it can hold against the dusty paws , cat hair and… well, whatever stuff that comes with a cat and turns white upholstery into brown-greyish), laziness is the mother of the progress.

the loom

Here it is, our little Glimåkra, it takes only 70×80 cm of the floor space, my man’s grandfather used to weave kitchen towels on it (which we still use, they are all soft and fluffy). It has 4 shafts with the possibility of adding 2 more shafts  (so I can even weave rosepath, he-he), and the max width of the weaving is about 58 cm. According to the assembly instruction (on single piece of paper)  the model is called “Hobby” but I coudn’t find any information on the web about this model, it seems they stopped producing it quite some time ago. Well, one day I will visit  Glimåkra loom museum and ask them about it.

The loom has been standing still for 32 years, with cut red cottolin threads hanging from it and now I have warped it (with the help of my sweet and most supportive man) and started weaving a little rag rug.

weaving!

I’ve been wanting to learn to weave on a loom  for a decade and last week I went to a four-days  weaving course here.

This is one of the best things I have ever done.  And at a very nice place  with wonderful people.

I warped the Glimåkra 120 loom with the help of Siv and her daughter Agnes (it took 1, 5 days)

And here is my first ever rag rug, yey :)

Yesterday i started warping our  little loom at home (my mans grandfather’s Glimåkra, the smallest floor loom model).

This is the beginning of a new era  :)

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