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jade-mom
« on: June 01, 2005 07:15:26 PM »

Hi there.
Posting from Japan Smiley

My mom used to enjoy this Swedish weaving back in 60s.
I found the exactly the same how-to book mom used to read.

Here's the pieace I made.
http://6804.teacup.com/handmade_kumin/img/.sh_01-08t_120.jpg

I used 6 pink colors to have this beautiful color gradation.
A lot of work!!
But I really like it.
http://6804.teacup.com/handmade_kumin/img/.sh_01-08d.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005 07:17:57 PM »

wow! that's gorgeous, i've never seen anything like it. how...what...i can't even imagine how you did that. by any chance do you know of any resources to learn about it?
lovely job, Really!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 07:20:31 PM »

Stunning.  It makes me think of the light pink peonies which are in bloom right about now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005 09:19:10 PM »

Dear homegirleh,

Thanks for your sweet comments.
I just learnt from the book, and it's written in Japanese.
I'm not sure if you can find any book in English.
The author is Michiko KUGE.
There're many beautiful works in the book.
I do recommend you!

Kumi(Jade-mom)
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005 09:19:57 PM »

Dear positron,

Thanks for your lovely comment.
That made me smile!
I LOVE pink colors!
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005 10:04:07 PM »

Jade-mom, you have created a very beautiful towel.  My sister and I learned to do this in the late 60's and early 70's when we were in Girl Scouts.  When we learned it was called Huck Towel weaving and we made simple bread towels for our mother.

do you know of any resources to learn about it?
I did a quickie search on amazon.com to see if they had any books on huck towels and came up with one used book hit at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/offer-listing/B0007HPRVS/ref=dp_olp_2//103-5328747-8887014?condition=all .  It says the book is from 1936(!!) and fully illustrated and in good shape.   Also from the amazon.com search, it seems www.vermontcountyst ore.com sell huck towelling.

You may be able to find more books and/or supplies with a more thourough search.  Good luck.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005 11:12:19 PM »

Dear Fidget,

Wow, you did this in 60's to 70's, too?
My mom did it, too, in Japan.
So it was all over the world, then.
That's really interesting to me.
Bach then, there was no internet so you couldn't know what was going on in other countries.
Amazing!
Don't you wanna do that again?
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005 05:27:48 AM »

Very very lovely!  In looks, it reminds me of a much more subtle bargello(I think that's what it's called) embroidery!  Fabulous color choices!  Those are the same colors of my favorite rose!  Must investigate more! 

Actually, I wandered away for a moment to Yahoo.  The Nordic Needle seems to have several books and such for this sort of weaving!  I love the internet!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005 10:08:45 AM »

Dear Jade-Mom,

This is a craft that has been around for a very long time, so it is not surprising that it is known or practiced in different cultures.  Isn't it wonderful to grow up with a crafty mother? 

After doing a google search for huck towel weaving I found several sites that have free patterns and offer supplies for sale.  One of the sites mentioned "Monk cloth" which I think is the cloth my sister and I used.  At least the name rang a bell as one I hadn't heard in a long while but should remember.  LOL 

I've got so many pending projects and things I want to try, that I'm not sure I've got time to try to take up Huck weaving again.  But, after seeing your lovely towel, I will put it on my "One of These Days..." list.

-Fidget Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005 05:19:24 PM »

Dear spaz_muse,

Hi there!
I made this while "sakura" tree were at its bloom here in Japan.
So for me, it's "sakura" gradation!
Besides, I love pink!
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2005 06:03:47 PM »

Dear Fidget,

In Japan, not many young people know about this craft.
They only know cross stitching and free embroidery.

Here, we call the cloth "swedish weaving cloth"
and you have to go to a special store to buy them.
Not many shops carry it.

I really like this crafting ,and I'll make different things soon!

Here's another piece I made.
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2005 07:04:27 PM »

Dear Jade-mom,

Are you making these lovely items for yourself or as gifts for friends and family?  Whoever is to receive them is very lucky! 

The new pictures that you posted, are there two items one blue and one pink or are the pink and blue just two sides of the same item?  Is the pink border on a bag to be used for jewelery or is it large enough to be a purse?

Your work is very beautiful and professional looking.  You should be proud of your creations.

-Fidget
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2005 07:28:12 PM »

Dear Fidget,

I'm making these when I get order from friends and family.
They all say they like the gradation I create.
Actually it takes quite a long time to decide all colors and it's difficult.
I'm happy if they're happy with my creation.

The blue one out of the new photo I put is just a part of placemat.
Different pattern from the previous one.

The smaller pink border bag was an order from a friend to store her SONY digital camera.
I have no idea for the the bigger one as she ordered the exact size!

Your complements made me smile.
Thanks, Fidget.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2005 07:54:43 PM »

You are very welcome, Jade-mom.  Keep up the good work.  And much success with your new online store!

-Fidget
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2005 09:20:28 PM »

Dear Fidget

Thanks alot for your lovely comment.
I'm proud of myself!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2005 05:20:00 AM »

Dear Jade-Mom,

I am in awe of your two new additions (as if I weren't impressed enough by the first picture  Wink ).  The blue gradation is so pretty and I love the idea of using this style on a purse of some sort, as you have done with the pink!  Can't wait to see what other weavings you create!

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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2005 12:44:53 PM »

i do this too, I will psot pics if you want to see, I also have a ton of viatge patterns that were my grandmas..do you think anyone would want me to post them?
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2005 05:29:02 PM »

Shocked Wow!  Your work is beautiful!  Now I have something else I want to learn how to do!
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2005 04:32:37 PM »

Dear spaz_muse,

Thanks a lot for your comments.
I'm happy to hear that!
I'll post my work when I create new one!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2005 04:34:19 PM »

Dear dyabolica,

Yes, I want to see yours!!
I'm so much interested in your vintage patterns, too!
Let me see yours, PLEASE!!
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2005 04:35:11 PM »

Dear TamZilla,

Thanks for your compliments.
This work is not that hard, so please try it!
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2005 05:55:41 AM »

-Dyabolica,

Please do post yours, too!  And patterns would be very neat!  Even though I don't do this, I would love to give it a try at some point (as if I don't have enough irons in the fire  Wink )
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2005 05:05:30 PM »

The patterns I have are written in Japanese!!
But I guess I can post one or two.
Wait until I scan, will ya?
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2005 10:58:29 AM »

Oooh, such nostalgia!  Shocked
I used to do that kind of embroidery back in playschool! I always made one for my mom for Christmas...
I never made anything too complicated though.. I learned a few techniques and different stitches. I sewed in circles, and tada! A new cloth for mom!
I am from, and currently living Sweden, which might explain why I started way back in playschool  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2005 12:02:12 AM »

Hi, the pieces are gorgeous. i followed the amazon link and came across this site which sells materials for "Huck embroidery"

http://www.nordicneedle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=A08-00-00
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