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« on: June 11, 2009 01:47:01 PM »

I recently took a weaving class, learning how to work with a jack-type table loom. The waft yarns vary widely (there was a big bucket of cool stuff). I used a fairly heavy linen warp, which didn't allow me to do a lot of delicate patterns, so I played with textures and tapestries  Grin

Here is the first one I made. The edges are super messy, but I really like the how the different thicknesses and textures of yarns turned out.

This was kind of try-two of the first pattern. I also played with spanish lace-style techniques, which turned out interesting to say the least.

This is definitely my favourite! I used this nice thick alpaca yarn and the same linen used for the warp (which is actually pretty expensive, it turns out! Whoops!). This one makes me think of waves on the beach.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009 09:13:01 AM »

These are lovely!  I really like the contrast between the thicknesses of the weft on the first one.  And the blue patterned alpace one is gorgeous.


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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 05:52:04 PM »

I like the alpaca/linen piece. It does look like waves.

On your sampler pieces, save those for inspiration.

Write down what each yarn was as best as you can remember.
Next year you won't remember easily (I often have trouble after a month)
and you may want to use one of those combinations again in a different setting.

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009 06:11:35 AM »

love to weave hope you do too you seem to have a knack for it
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011 05:13:05 PM »

These are very cool. I love the first and second ones the most. The texture in the first one is fabulous!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 06:35:28 PM »

Gorgeous! I love them all!
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011 11:37:04 AM »

The blue and white piece is gorgeous!

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011 09:58:30 AM »

You're right, weaving *is* magical - that's what's always drawn me to it. And while I enjoy looking at (and figuring out) color patterns, there's something about *texture* that really gets to me. So I'm glad you were able to try them both.

I haven't done much weaving on looms like this - I tend to prefer smaller, simpler ones I make myself - so I'd be a beginner too. Considering you were just learning, getting the edges really straight while you were also doing textures and patterns - that would have been a challenge for me so I can certainly understand why it was for you. But don't worry about it - you'll get it.

It looks like you had a lot of fun with this class. Thank you for sharing your projects.


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