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Topic: My Technicolor Dream Blanket :) (Many many pictures!!)  (Read 11154 times)
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« on: April 30, 2007 03:00:52 PM »

Hey,
I finally finished my final project for my weaving class, a blanket.   Iwas really happy with how it turned out... i avent finished knotting the ends but i was too excited that it was done to wait to take pictures!!! Smiley so here it is! (sorry for the extreme # pictures!!)













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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007 03:32:33 PM »

oh my GOSH, thats amazing!!!!   Shocked  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007 06:39:44 PM »

It's absolutely STUNNING!!!  Congrats on the fantastic finished project!
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007 06:50:40 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007 05:05:09 AM »

Ohh this is love.

The colors and patterns are great.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007 09:03:14 PM »

Very Nice!  I love the variation of colors.  Is it pearl cotton?
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007 09:19:00 PM »

Lovely pattern. I hope you get an "A" for the class.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007 06:14:02 AM »

Thanks for all the comments!!! Smiley
The cotton is called MonteCristo, i got it wholesale from a place called Henry's Attic in a natural shade which i then dyed.  I did get an A in the class Smiley and this blanket definitely carried my grade becuase the silk that I painted was terrrible!!! (its a weaving and fiber arts class, fiber arts really only being painting silk)
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007 12:00:55 AM »

Beautiful!  I love the different designs and how they play with the different colors.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007 06:33:35 AM »

that is just a beautiful thing you have there! I love it!
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2007 11:49:19 AM »

OMG!!! Wow, that is just beautiful.  Where did you take the class?  Is it a college class, adult ed?  I wish I could find something like that where I live. 
I love all of the different patterns and colors. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2007 12:05:08 PM »

thats so amazing!!!! how long did it take? it looks like a ton of work, great job!
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2007 08:37:45 AM »

That's beautiful!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2007 03:42:11 AM »

Thanks for all of the comments!! Smiley
The class was a college class I am an art major and it fulfilled a requirement for my degree and a several years long obsession with fiber in all of its forms Smiley It took pretty much forever, like maybe a month and 1/2.  All of the yarn is hand painted too, which was a lot of work but soo worth it because i got to get the colors just right.  I signed up for intermediate weaving for next semester and am sooooo excited about it. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007 09:43:03 PM »

Hello !

I love your blanket it is just beautiful. What kind of loom did you use?
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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2007 02:56:13 PM »

It was a counterbalance loom, not sure who it was made by, its an older loom from my weaving classroom... some of the looms we worked on were from the early 1900's when the school was first founded.  Though I don't think this loom is quite that old Smiley
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Thank you for your answer  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2007 06:35:09 AM »

That is a beautiful blanket! Wow!
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2007 06:52:15 PM »

That is a work of art. I bet you will cherish that forever and it is so beautiful, something to be treasured. Thanks for sharing. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2007 08:50:26 PM »

Oh wow, that is gorgeous!!!   Shocked   
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2007 09:58:31 PM »

Your lucky to have a weaving programme, mine just got canceled. No more classes for me...
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2007 02:00:13 PM »

This is gorgeous! I want to take fiber arts classes!
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2007 10:07:24 AM »

I would've given you an A just for the blanket itself, but the nifty little pattern you did inside of it is wicked!
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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2007 05:58:00 AM »

that looks beautiful and makes me feel like curling up on my coach with some tea and a good book :9
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2007 09:17:08 PM »

omg this is beautiful!i wish i had the knowhow to make something this amazing!
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2007 07:50:00 PM »

that's beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2007 04:23:10 PM »

Ooh! Beautiful! I want one! Tongue  What kind of loom did you use? It looks like it took a long time to make, too. Awesome job! :]
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2008 07:30:41 AM »

I just found this thread (I usually don't frequent the fiber arts page) but I have to tell you that your blanket is Amazing. I love the variation in the blocks and it looks so expensive and rich (and most importantly soft Smiley ) I love it, fantastic job.
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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2008 09:00:12 PM »

Thanks everyone!! I still use this blanket all the time, I love that it is big enough to cover my whole bed, I basically use it like a bedspread.  The colors always make me happy! I am starting to make a bag using the same color scheme (slightly simplified) and I am really excited about that project, I will post pictures of it when I finish it! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2008 05:10:08 PM »

This is so absolutely gorgous! Good work.
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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2008 01:07:07 PM »

That is absolutely amazing.  Kudos for all the work it must have taken, I wish I had that kind of patience. 
Can I ask where you go to college?  I'm a junior in high school that is still undecided on a major, but I would lovelovelove to learn about this kind of thing.  One of my top major choices at the moment is fashion design/textile design, and I would love to know what schools offer hands on classes in textile arts.  Thank you!
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2008 01:41:47 PM »

I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous that is!
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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2008 03:54:01 PM »

Thanks for all the comments!
I go to James Madison University.  There is a textiles concentration but not fashion design.  The concentration is more focused on weaving and silk painting, it doesn't really touch on fashion. 
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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2009 08:05:08 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2009 07:15:28 PM »

Thanks!! This is still one of my favorite things I have ever made! I use it all the time and the colors always make me happy!!  I wish I have more time to weave!! Now that I am in grad school I am so focused on my concentration (computer animation) that I haven't woven anything in nearly a year!! I even lent my loom out to my old high school because it definitely wasn't making the trip to Savannah with me!! I miss it a lot though!!
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