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Topic: Craftstravaganza shawl (Now with update on page 2!)  (Read 6745 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2007 10:55:40 AM »

Oh my Lufah. I love the pics showing it from beginning to end. Beautiful!
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2007 07:13:07 AM »

GORGEOUS!! I wish I knew how to weave. Sad
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2007 06:38:17 AM »

Thanks everyone!  And weaving - well, plain weave, I guess, since that's all I know how to do - is really easy!  Don't be afraid to try it at all.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2008 08:06:55 AM »

That's beautiful, Lufah!  I love seeing the handspun used, especially.  I want to weave my handspun when I get my loom set up.  I'll have to keep the scratch factor that you mentioned in mind when I make garments.  What breed of wool did you use?

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2008 09:12:09 PM »

We use a little bit of everything to make the batts, but I think the scratch factor came in because we were using bits of fiber that didn't go through the hackle or the drum carder the first time, so they were kind of short, and then we were just slapping the fiber on the drum carder so the fibers weren't all nicely aligned.  It was kind of like drum carding anarchy.  I think if you put a little more thought and care into preparing your fiber first, or just spun from rovings, the resulting yarn would be anywhere near as itchy as what we came up with.
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2008 03:45:29 PM »

Hey, here's an update - I finally decided what to do with this.  It had been hanging on my wall, but today I had the epiphany - it was exactly the right size to reupholster the padded top of a bench in my dining room!  Here's the crappy sad old top:



And here's the new happy bench, covered in Craftstravaganza goodness:



Now I can sit there when I need to feel creative.  Smiley

eta:  The reupholstered bench has gotten the kitty seal of approval!

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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2008 08:41:57 AM »

What a BRILLIANT use for this - the new bench is stunning! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2008 11:31:36 AM »

It fits perfectly on that bench. Great idea  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2008 12:45:30 PM »

Great idea for how to use your woven piece!
Thanks for sharing all of your pics!
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2008 05:28:32 PM »

What pretty yarn!  And such a creative use of the finished project....that bench is so cheery now.
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