Friday, 22 May 2015

Big Cotton Blankets in Different Colours

These eight big cotton blankets might ("might") be the last for awhile. They've been super fun to make but I have such a good inventory now both here and in Ottawa that it could be time to move back into wool blankets. And that's no problem.

Here they are ... all are machine hemmed except for the last one. And one (C222) has the hems folded onto different sides, instead of only one, although it doesn't show much. Lucky I wasn't building a canoe. :-)

C221 | 100% cotton | 175 cm x 137 cm (69" x 54") | Sold

C222 | 100% cotton | 180 cm x 135 cm (71" x 53") | Hems in different directions | $160

C223 | 100% cotton | From the Energy Series | 183 cm x 137 cm (72" x 54") | Sold

C224 | 100% cotton | 185 cm x 135 cm (73" x 53") | $170

C225 | 100% cotton | 183 cm x 136 cm (72" x 53.5") | $170

C226 | 100% cotton | Graduated shades of blue | 200 cm x 135 cm (78.5" x 53") | Sold

C227 | 100% cotton | 195 cm x 135 cm (76.5" x 53") | Sold

C228 | 100% cotton | Fringed | 188 cm x 135 cm (74" x 53") | $200

Feel free to contact me for more information or photos for any of these beautiful blankets.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Major Energy

One of the ideas I've enjoyed pursuing is weaving to show energy. For me, this involves contrasting colours and weave structures that kind of say "wow" as a combination. It's not for everyone, but it's fun to experiment and see the results. And many people do love what I've added over time to my Energy Series.

Here are three recent cotton blankets that are part of my Energy Series.

C208 | 100% cotton | Shipped to Ottawa and available next week | $170

C210 | 100% cotton | Fringed | $200

C218 | 100% cotton | Hemmed | $170

And some details:

C218 on the left is not quite that torquoisey and bright
(upper photo is better)  | C210 on the right

C210 Detail

Detail of C218

Detail of C218

Feel free to let me know if you're interested in any of these cotton blankets. Comment on this blog or email me at: cariboojane "at" shaw "dot" ca OR jane "at" cariboohandwoven "dot" ca.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Twenty-One Two-Twill Towels

My latest weaving explorations have taken me on a journey of melding two twill threadings in a warp. This has given me stripes of wavy lengthwise lines from one twill, with herringbone or diamonds from the other. Add colour variations and the combinations are almost limitless.

The two twill patterns can either flow into each other with no change in direction of the diagonal lines, or they can change direction from twill to twill. See you if you can spot this in the following photos.

My latest towels in blues and greens were enjoyable and exciting to weave. I wove with more blues and greens, and also had fun with burgundy and some splashes of orange and yellow. These are hand towels for the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else they'd be useful.









They measure about 65-75 cm (25-30") long and about 57 cm (22-23") wide. All are priced at $30 each.

Let me know if you're interested in any. I can always send individual photos if you have a colour preference.


Friday, 1 May 2015

April's Big Cotton Blankets - Part 2

My second blanket project in April was a set of big cotton blankets in blues and green. I posted a photo on Facebook of three of them drying on the line:

From left to right: C214, C220, C217

The warp for this project is predominantly shades of blue with some medium green in places. As shown below, I used a diversity of colours for the weft - more blues, plus greens, purples, deep red and some touches of orange and yellow on some.

Here they are:

C213 | 100% cotton | 185 cm x 135 cm (73" x 53") | Sold

C214 | 100% cotton | 190 cm x 135 cm (75" x 53") | $170

C215 | 100% cotton | 188 cm x 135 cm (74" x 53") | Sold
Photo shows border, remainder of blanket is medium blue (top colour)

C216 | 100% cotton | 186 cm x 137 cm (73" x 54") | Sold

C217 | 100% cotton | 175 cm x 135 cm (68" x 53") | $170

C218 | 180 cm x 136 cm (71" x 53.5") | From the Energy Series | $170

C219 | 100% cotton | 184 cm x 137 cm (72.5" x 54") | $170

C220 | 100% cotton | 185 cm x 135 cm (73" x 53") | Fringed | Sold