Friday, April 29, 2011

Susan's Linen Project

Susan Osterman threading

Remember we did a post about Jerry Osterman and his spinning a few weeks back? Well, this is Susan, Jerry's wife, who is one of our local students from Williamstown. She's been painstakingly threading this linen project to make sure that all the stripes come out just right in the pattern, not to mention the fact that linen is a bear to warp and beam on.

She's wanted to weave herself a set of linen sheets, something that no one else at the studio has attempted yet (except Norman, of course!). It's a pretty ambitious endeavor. So to warm up to the linen and get a taste of what a sheet project will be like, she's making a set of pillowcases first.

Her warp is a 2's/40 normandy linen in white with brown stripes (2's/30 linen hand-dyed with cutch), weft in white.
It's a plain weave, because Susan liked the look of that more than weaving it in a twill. I'll update as she progresses.

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