Temporary Insanity (at least I hope it’s temporary!)

So…I reacted to my wooly feelings and went a bit plain with my linen – great stuff, good results: Then, I seemed to hit some kind of Spagetti Junction loop and decided on Friday, (yes..that would be “Friday Weaving”), that I should use some of the lovely mohair I had, along with some of the even lovelier mohair / wool bouclé that I have, based on the colour forecasts I’d seen.
Well, may God help me (because no one else will), I must have gone completely INSANE! I should have given the mohair to my mum or sister, they knit!

Some photos of this mind-boggling fluffy warp

Mohair fluff from hell fluff a gogo and it get\'s fluffier

It’s threaded, reeded and weaving now, and it’s actually “felting” itself on the loom just by the weaving action. I have no one to blame but myself, I knew this would happen, it’s not like I haven’t woven with mohair before! But somehow the “Mohair Pixie” comes along, gives you amnesia regarding your experience with previous mohair warps and convinces you that a mohair warp would be a grand affair altogether…mmmm…plain weave linen sounds like heaven right now.


Published by Ruth

I am a native of Ireland, but have been living and weaving between Barcelona and Ireland for over 21 years now; mostly in Barcelona. I studied woven textiles (and dyeing and felting) at Winchester School of Art, UK and have lived and worked in Ireland, UK, Japan and now Spain. Weaving takes up the space in my brain that is not filled with my daughter, son, husband and family - and "grown-up paid non-weaving work"...(the "mortgage paying" kind that takes up most of my time! As well as housework and sundry other things which I usually try to ignore as long as possible).

One thought on “Temporary Insanity (at least I hope it’s temporary!)

  1. Ruth, I had a warp like that once. I’m so sorry. You’ll get through it. I think I read somewhere you could try spraying it with something your could later wash out. Didn’t sound really workable the more I thought about it, so I just gutted it out.

    Nice colors. Best of luck!


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