This is an update on my loom named Doris. I am still weaving blankets on Doris and still enjoying the patterns.....This is a 16-Harness Twill that I wrote myself called "Cat's Garden".
I weave sofa throws, lap blankets and small bedding blankets on Doris. I am still weaving with such a wide variety of patterns......I'm sure that I will NEVER weave them ALL!
I have an inherent love of blankets and it is my favorite thing to weave......My blankets are like an enormous, sweet HUG!
Below you will read about my history with Doris and all the fun we've had together:
Meet my 'friend' Doris! Though she has 24 harness, I weave a 16-Harness twill that I wrote myself called "Cat's Garden". The fabric from her is $29/yd but can be higher for finer wefts (which take much longer to weave!). Doris is my widest loom with a 60" wide weaving width, but I only put 50" on because of physical my challenges....this results in fabrics measuring 42"-47" after the washing and shrinkage that results. Fabrics from Doris can best be described as simply "yummy".
In the description of Doris below, I mention weaving on her is like being on a stair master and it's true! She is quite an bit of exercise, but is also a complete joy.
The resulting fabrics are very popular for baby blankets and sofa throws, but some of the lighter wefts, like 10/ or 16/2, are wonderful for jackets!