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Lufah
« on: February 09, 2008 02:34:03 PM »

I collected these yarns together last summer with the intention of weaving a shawl.



However, due to how different the yarns were from each other, I was too scared to do anything with them... until today! 

Lufahsman helped me warp the loom... (I'm using an Ashford 32" rigid heddle loom, by the way)





Then I started weaving...



A few hours later (because some of the yarn was really chunky and huge), I was done!





It came out to be about 18 1/2" wide and 64" long.  I had the thought that it was going to be so obnoxious and insane that I probably would never wear it, seeing as how I pretty much never wear shawls anyway.  I thought I would wind up just hanging it on the wall and making wall art or something.  However, even though I don't look real enthused in this photo, I think I love it.  Smiley



There are areas where it looks pretty loose-woven in spots, but fortunately, nothing looks like it's going to fall apart or anything.  I just want to snuggle up in it and be a ball of happy.  Smiley  Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008 02:38:47 PM »

That is so jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
I love the colors you chose, and how they interact with each other.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008 02:44:42 PM »

oh wow.  that looks sooo pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008 02:52:25 PM »

 Shocked  BEAUTiFUL!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008 02:52:47 PM »

Awesome!!
I love the pictures of the yarn on the loom
its so colourful Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008 02:59:47 PM »

Wow! It's just amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008 03:10:47 PM »

As I was looking at the pictures, the same thoughts you typed below went through my head! Who would have thought that such diverse yarns could make something so beautiful? I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008 03:21:54 PM »

Thanks, everyone!   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008 08:17:58 AM »

That is the most beautiful shawl I have ever seen. Absolutely fabulous foresight on the yarns going together, just breathtaking!!!!! What a punch of color to see today when we are amidst a blizzard here in Michigan.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008 02:59:22 PM »

That scarf is wonderful.  I need to find a loom.  I haven't been weaving for the last three years.  I'm inspired.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008 03:30:08 AM »

Your shawl is absolutely lovely ! I love the vibrant colors. I always love your yarns anyway... LOL ! But the weaving enhance them so much ! Great work ! I'm afraid I'll have to try weaving in the future...
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008 03:33:24 AM »

This is breathtakingly beautiful! I think you might have just converted me to weaving (I was never fussed about it before)! Gorgeous colours and texture, especially with the warp being so bright as well!
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008 05:03:16 AM »

That is so beautiful!
I'm really sick with a bad cold now and could really se myself snuggle in a shawl like that!
Great work!
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008 05:54:08 AM »

I totally love it!!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008 06:57:30 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  I love, love, love weaving!  All I know how to do is plain weave, which is the easiest thing ever, but it really shows off whatever yarn you wind up using.  I happen to have a lot of handspun and variegated yarns, so with just using plain weave, I normally always get something that's really texturey and fun.  Weaving is also pretty much instant gratification, too, since it takes a lot less time to weave something than to knit something using the same kind of yarn.  I highly encourage everyone to try it out!
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008 09:00:12 AM »

woah!  i love it!!! great job and nice choice of colors!
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008 01:54:58 PM »

Oooh wow~! *____* The colors look beautiful together! I like the combination of all the different types of yarn. <3's~ Looks like it would be cozy.~ X3
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2008 10:33:53 AM »

holy cow those are beautiful yarns and a beautiful scarf.
that loom looks like fun. i wish i had the time and money to do something that spectacular. i really wanna make a cuddle throw because it's freezing here in montana
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2008 08:54:31 AM »

Thanks for the details, I might really have to give a simple scarf or something a go. I think I still have one of those kiddy weaving frames, will have to look for it!
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2008 11:21:45 AM »

it is so colourfull! beautifull! nice woven also!
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2008 08:49:53 AM »

The colors are awesome! It looks like a fauvist painting.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2008 05:08:31 AM »


I love the textures really much! If I would own this I would keep looking and touching it all the time Smiley Very very nice work.I like plain weaving too,I like more to play with the textures and colours of the yarns.
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2008 06:09:07 AM »

I wound up hanging it on a Shaker pegboard thing we have in our hallway (the other pegs all have handspun yarn hanging off of them) so I could see it and pet it all the time when I'm not wearing it.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2008 09:04:42 PM »

that is GORGEOUS! Shocked It's so vivid and you look lovely wearing it! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2008 05:18:03 AM »

That looks so gorgeous.
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2008 10:25:18 AM »

very colorful and nice.
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I love, love, LOVE this.  The colors and texture are AMAZING!
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I think it looks really nice with all the different textures in it.  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2008 07:15:10 AM »

That's awesome!  I love the colors and how chunky and cool this looks!
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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2008 03:42:03 AM »

Beautiful!
I have to say you are evil, evil people! First you made me want to spin so I started spinning. Now I've seen your beautiful woven things I want to start weaving....  Can't you make ugly things? Wink
Really, this scarf made me phone my parents and ask them if they have my old childrens weaving loom lying around somewhere!
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After prolonged exposure, there are very few who can resist the awesomeness that is weaving...   Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2008 03:08:52 PM »

Noone can resist the power of the loom!!  Cheesy

I just wonder this, with so many diffrent types of yarn, wasn't there a problem that the yarns did stretch diffrently? I'm not sure I can explain what I mean. I have woven a lot and I have always heard that if you use a lot of diffrent yarns it will stretch diffrently and make the weaving harder.

But I have to try this, it looks wonderful!
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2008 04:20:50 PM »

I just wandered over to the weaving section from the jewelry forums, and so this post was my first introduction to weaving and gosh was it a great start! I literally gasped when I saw this - it's a gorgeous piece!
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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2008 05:11:05 AM »

xray kitten, I really didn't have much problem using the different yarns in the warp.  That concerned me too, but I just figured I'd give it a shot and see how it came out.  I think because the weave was so loose, there's not a lot of tension - if I had been weaving for a more firm fabric, I think that using different yarns would have definitely affected how... weird, I guess the resulting fabric would have turned out.  I know what you're saying, and I don't know how to but it in words either!

But to sum up - I think you can get away with a lot more in a loose weave than in a tight one.  Smiley
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Wow! I want this sooo much Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2008 05:29:59 PM »

Gorgeous! The colors work so well together, and the shawl looks great on you! Thanks for the great pics.
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2008 12:16:25 PM »

I love, love, love that!!!! The colors are simply fantastic!!!
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2008 04:30:56 AM »

That is amazingly gorgeous! I didnt think those colors would work together, either, but you did a great job of incorporating them into the pattern. Im really impressed.
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That's really really beautiful! I looove it.
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this is so completely awesome. the colors are gorgeous!! and you took great pics of it Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2008 09:11:58 AM »

This is really nice! actually its more than nice. Colors look great together. hooray!!
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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2008 11:59:20 AM »

This is so beautiful! Man do I need to learn proper weaving...
Bringing these yarns and these colors and textures together is so unexpected, and the result is a kind of explosion of beauty. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2009 10:37:20 AM »

HOW SPLENDID! You are the reason why I want to learn how to weave. I can see why you had inhibitions but it turned out fantastic.
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« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2009 07:03:35 AM »

Congrats!!

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Holy banana hammock, this is amazing!!!!
My mum is teaching herself how to weave, I must show this to her as inspiration!!!
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