Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Weaving

I used to be a weaver. I've been dragging my loom with me through 3 moves, and even though there was an almost complete project on the loom, I couldn't seem to get back into it. SO, I have decided to sell the loom and ALL the stuff that goes with it. Today, I took the incomplete project off the loom.

The project was a coverlet in blue and white. I was doing it in two pieces each 32" wide by about 76" long. I was going to sew the two pieces together for a 64" x 72" coverlet. I completed the first piece, but the second piece is short by about 24". I thought about finishing it, but the tension has been so compromised by the moves that I knew it just wouldn't be right. Plus so many warp strings had broken. So I just did a few quick rows of tabby, measured 4" for fringe, and cut it off.

The first piece looks pretty good. Nice even edges. A few places where it looks like I wasn't very consistent with beating, but I should be able to remedy that when I wash and block. The second piece, well, one edge looks good, the other is very uneven, probably from working on it in small spurts and with so much time in between, and the loom getting folded up and moved around.

Here's a couple of pics of the first piece. The tan color weave on the end is filler and will be removed for a 4" fringe. It will make a nice piece to lay across the bottom of the bed. Since it is 100% wool, and is a little coarse, it wouldn't make a good blanket to keep on the couch for wrapping up in on a cold winter's night. Although washing should soften it quite a bit.





2 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful work!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Lovely work.Bet you will miss it though.I would, with so much of you involved in it and 3 moves...