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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2008 07:33:42 AM »

Excellent work!  As a lilac lover myself I believe she will love this..

Lilacs are my favorite flower, too bad they won't bloom in the south.  Would you be willing to share the pattern, I do so love it?!



Had to check - but it IS public domain, so I can share! Here you go!





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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2008 08:03:35 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2008 09:00:38 AM »

the towels are SO lovely!
I've never heard of "huck woven" what is it?
I'd love to try some stitching that only took 45 minutes, embroidery always takes me hours Sad
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2008 10:22:23 AM »

the towels are SO lovely!
I've never heard of "huck woven" what is it?
I'd love to try some stitching that only took 45 minutes, embroidery always takes me hours Sad
Huck weaving, also known as Swedish weaving, is an awesome form of geometric needlework that looks beautiful and works up really quickly.  You go under floating threads on one side of the fabric, not through the fabric.  There are several special fabrics people do it on, but you can also do it on the same aida fabric people use for cross-stitch.  Here's a post I did on a few small huck projects. And here's a site with a nice, manageable starter pattern.
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2008 10:41:27 AM »

These are just gorgeous! They make me feel like spring, I can almost smell the lilacs now!
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2008 11:02:09 AM »

Had to check - but it IS public domain, so I can share! Here you go!

Thank you so much for sharing! I truly appreciate it.

Huck weaving, also known as Swedish weaving, is an awesome form of geometric needlework that looks beautiful and works up really quickly.  You go under floating threads on one side of the fabric, not through the fabric.  There are several special fabrics people do it on, but you can also do it on the same aida fabric people use for cross-stitch.  Here's a post I did on a few small huck projects. And here's a site with a nice, manageable starter pattern.
I wondered what is was as well, thanks for the explanation and links!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2008 11:32:05 AM »

thanks so much AmphipodGirl! can't wait to try it out  Cheesy
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You go under floating threads on one side of the fabric, not through the fabric.  There are several special fabrics people do it on, but you can also do it on the same aida fabric people use for cross-stitch. 

It looks like you did your huck weaving on regular flour towels.  Is that true?  I did one Swedish weaving blanket that took me FOREVER to make (using huck cloth), but this looks much more manageable.  Just wondering if you can do on linen / flour towels and how well it works.

The towels are gorgeous, by the way!  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2008 01:27:19 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2008 01:40:24 PM »

You go under floating threads on one side of the fabric, not through the fabric.  There are several special fabrics people do it on, but you can also do it on the same aida fabric people use for cross-stitch.

It looks like you did your huck weaving on regular flour towels.  Is that true?  I did one Swedish weaving blanket that took me FOREVER to make (using huck cloth), but this looks much more manageable.  Just wondering if you can do on linen / flour towels and how well it works.

The towels are gorgeous, by the way!  Smiley

Thanks so much!

The towel I used for the lilacs is just a run of the mill flour sack towel - I fell in love with aunt Martha's brand. I tried them out after someone in the tea towel swap I was in suggested them.

The huck woven towel is done on huck toweling. I got 10 huck towels for a little over $7.00 (plus shipping) from http://americanchairstore.com, but they no longer appear to have that package for sale. ~sigh~ I was just getting read to order more!

A good source for Huck weaving patterns is in old Workbasket Magazines - you can usually find them for cheap on ebay.
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