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« on: April 09, 2008 06:06:49 PM »



I picked up a real heddle (8-dent) on Saturday and promptly began this blanket for my cousin's new baby.  It's about 40" square (a little less on one side...  oops).  I wove it in 2 pieces and joined in the middle with kitchener stitch. 



I did a quilt-type binding around the edges for stability and durability.  It's far from perfect but I am so pleased with how it turned out. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008 07:11:24 PM »

 Wink Great job! Love the colors.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008 08:43:09 AM »

This is lovely. Can I ask you to post a pic of the seam where you connected the two parts? I want to start making blankets but I'm not sure how to seam so it looks nice.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008 12:04:37 PM »

Looks so soft and comfy.  You really did a good job on it.  I would be interested in seeing the seam too.  You sure can't see it in the picture that you posted.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008 12:30:42 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.  I was pleasantly surprised that the seam isn't as noticeable as I thought it might be.  However, up close:



There are a few spots that are far more noticeable due to tension issues, but overall it looks like the above. 

I hung it against a window to show the seam:


I did wash the blanket as soon as it was completed and this seemed to ease out a lot of the "HEY here's the seam!" look. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008 01:58:05 PM »

Wonderful. Thank you so much for that, I know it's hard showing "unflattering" photos of your wonderful FO's but that helps me so much you don't even know. It looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008 02:00:02 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008 01:51:01 AM »

Thank you for the close up of the seam.  I'm still learning here and that helps me to plan for making items wider than my loom's weaving width.  It is a beautiful blanket. 
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