The Tassie felters had their August meeting where we looked at making our art bra's for our entry into the wearable art section for the Hobart Show. There was such a range of bra's and they all looked so good. Keep an eye out for them at the show.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I have been weaving some viking leg wraps for my son. This is to finish off his viking outfit for SCA. I have a new 4 shaft floor loom and this project is a good one to start on as it is a simple weave.
The wool comes from my sheep and has been dyed with turmeric. At first I wanted to add a rolled edge to the weaving but after much searching online and talking to other weavers I couldnt find an easy way to add this to the work. This was something often found in Finnish weaving from the viking era. I guess they would have been hand manipulated weave on a weighted loom. It may be a project for later on.