Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Tkan podstavek - A Woven Mat



Že dolgo je bila moja tiha želja tkanje. Da bi svojo volno, barvano z rastlinami, stkala v nek izdelek. Ampak ta velike statve me ne privlačijo, nimam ne prostora ne dovolj volne iste barve ne volje za pripravo velikih izdelkov. Kaj takega, manjšega, kar ne vzame preveč časa, preden imaš v roki končni izdelek.
Pa mi je padla v naročje pripravica, ki jo proizvajalec Schacht imenuje Zoom Loom, po slovensko ji pa rečem tkalni okvirček. Ima zelo nazorna navodila, z malo vaje pa že nastane takle kvadratek, 10 x 10 cm. Primeren je kot podstavek za kozarec, vazo, ..., lahko pa se sešije več kvadratkov za večje izdelke - šal, torbica, blazina, ...
Navodila so za enobarvne izdelke, to pa meni ni dovolj. Malo sem poskušala, malo podirala, zdaj sem nekako zadovoljna s takole dvobarvno kombinacijo.
Temnejša volna - v resnici ni rjava ali olivna, ampak lepa zelena - je sončno barvana z lučnikom in bakreno vodo, svetlejša pa s cvetovi sončnice.

I have been longing to learn to weave. To weave my natural dyed wool into a product. I'm not interested in large loom, I don't have either the room for it or enough wool yarn of the same colour or willingness for preparation of large projects. I wanted something smallish where not much time is required to arrive at the finished product.
And lo! I came into possession of the small pin loom the producer Schacht named Zoom Loom (I named it frame loom). Only a little practice, and a small square of 10 times 10 cm is made. It may be used as a mat to put a glass or a vase on it, or several squares can be sewn together into a scarf, a bag, a pillow, ...
The instructions tell you hoe to make squares in a single colour, which wasn't enough for me. So I kept trying and unravelling: now I'm pretty happy with this combination of two colours.
The darker yarn - in real life it isn't brown or olive as represented by the camera, it is a pretty green colour - was sun dyed with mullein and copper water, the lighter yarn was dyed with sunflower heads.

Pa še sličica stkanega kvadratka skupaj s tkalnim okvirčkom:

Here is also a picture of the woven square together with the pin loom.

1 comment:

Uglemor said...

What a nice little square. I also have problems with green plant yes showing up as brown in pictures. Older cameras normally do better ;) And yes I totally understand your inclination to do more than what's in the guide book. That's the way I tick as well. The result is beautiful.