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« on: April 25, 2010 07:23:05 PM »

Okay, this might be posted in the wrong spot but I figured I'd ask here first. I've been wanting to try my hand at Swedish Weaving lately, so I went out and purchased some Monk's Cloth. Next I tried to set out and find a pattern I would like, and ran into some trouble there. All of the patterns are great... just not quite my style. So my next idea was to create a pattern of the Horde Crest (from World of Warcraft) and make a simple pattern out of that. Basically that idea evolved into a crazy hot mess into this pattern http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_63D8SW1zZOs/R9b1ERut27I/AAAAAAAAAH8/PyLv_sWDEYg/s1600-h/horde.png
Using Pic2Point I've created a pattern, but that's also where I've run into my problem. This is going to be closer to a needlepoint project rather than true Swedish Weaving, and it's also going to have 15 colors. I've knit for years and I know that the selection of yarn colors in the same type of yarn are slightly sparse. Now to my main question, is it possible in Swedish Weaving to use embroidery thread instead of yarn? I think I read somewhere that you could do it, but wanted to hear from other people you might have already tried this.

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Tessa
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010 07:45:58 AM »

I am also looking at Swedish Weaving and I was planning to use crochet cotton yarn. I know you can also use embroidery thread if you want to.

Search craftster for "swedish weaving" and you will find some good posts in various areas of Craftster.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010 11:37:50 PM »

About six years ago I did some Swedish weaving with embroidery floss instead of yarn and it worked wonderfully.  One thing I will say though - if you do use the floss and have to rip out for a mistake, try to catch it quickly.  The floss tends to have its color rub off on the monk's cloth and if you have to change colors or cover it up it can be a pain.  At least, that's what happened to me, could've been a fluke but I figured I'd throw it out there just in case.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010 07:48:21 PM »

I'm getting there slowly. I now have monk's cloth and huck cloth.

I have embroidery floss.

What I don't have is time. Just started a backstrap weaving project.
But I do have Swedish Weaving on the list of things to do.

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011 02:49:28 PM »

You can use a #3 pearl cotton (perle coton) yarn on Monk's Cloth. Did you wash and dry the fabric first? If you need some help I can walk you through the weaving process.
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