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« on: April 08, 2010 02:43:45 AM »

Hi all!

I bought on eBay a very cheap table loom with floor legs, and I tried to do something.
I followed a draft design from Handweaving.net, that have a lot of free drafts.
So, I used a very strong wool for the warp, that took me 5 hours to do it, and then at least 7 hours of effective weaving.
the result is a very very heavy wool textile with a nice pattern.
here the show:

the pattern

warping

artistic shot of the big crochet trick for warping

again me warping

the working mood in my honey's house

on the loom

a glimpse of the right side\wrong side

that's all!


The textile measures  60 cm width and 160 cm length

Enjoy!

Bye bye

D'ario
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010 03:02:31 AM »

 Shocked beautiful !
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010 03:16:11 AM »

oh that is gorgeous! beautiful contrasting colours! love it!
I always like to put several metres of warp on my looms, enough to play around with, do a project, get a large amount of weaving done before I have to cut it off. Saves alot of time with the threading up process!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010 04:35:25 AM »

Beautiful pattern, great job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010 05:25:26 AM »

That looks great! Wish I had that kinda patience Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010 06:40:39 AM »

that is amazing!
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010 07:11:08 AM »

That's a stunning piece.  I admore your patience on the loom.  Nice work.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010 07:45:50 AM »

Gorgeous, and <3 the colours!  Fantastic work!   
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2010 07:57:00 AM »

Amazing! It looks divine. Nice job!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010 08:07:07 AM »

This is beautiful. I like both the wrong & the right sides.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010 08:24:17 AM »

Thank you for posting your beautiful adventure with weaving. Your pictures give me inspiration and energy. I've been making batts recently, and I can't wait to learn to spin it into yarn so I can weave it!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010 05:54:50 PM »

thanks all of you for the compliments.
I'm going to use this woven fabric to make some decoration in pillows I'll sew in future, I'll post the result.
Now I've to take pictures of the new pattern my girlfriend has finished this last dawn.

How inspired!

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010 07:01:31 PM »

Bravo! Well done!

What brand of loom is that? Looks fairly compact.

Have a good day!
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010 10:00:05 PM »

This makes me want to pick up weaving in addition to all my other hobbies.  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010 11:14:13 PM »

OMG, you are patient, smart and nice crafty skill...
I am amaze, words are not enough to describe.
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2010 05:35:53 AM »

Looks wonderful! Your loom and the fabric!
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010 07:32:06 AM »

I can't actually imagine a human creating that fabric..  even seeing the process, I just can't wrap my head around it..  so amazing, you guys are geniuses! 
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2010 10:08:16 PM »

When something is that nice coming and going, I don't think it can be considered to have a wrong side.
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2010 12:45:14 AM »

@Missing Muse:  Grin Grin Grin
@All of you: Veery thanks, I'll post here other fabrics we've just finished.
It's hard work, but it's very beautiful and relaxing, someway.

The loom brand is "MIRA", comes from holland, but I didn't found any information about it in the whole www.  Angry
I think it's a brand that gave up producing loom, it seems a loom from the 70's.

Bye!

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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2010 09:10:04 PM »

That's so cool!
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2010 10:47:40 PM »

That's so beautiful! I really can't wait to learn to weave. I just hope I can eventually make something that gorgeous.
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2010 06:36:12 PM »

So beautiful.  Seeing posts like this really make me want to learn to weave, and then I scroll down and see the second picture and my head explodes.  I can't even comprehend getting all of the yarns separated and in place...I just know I'd screw it all up.   I guess I'm just not patient enough, haha.  Really awesome job, D-Apostrophe.
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2011 10:10:39 AM »

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