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« on: August 29, 2011 02:06:55 AM »

Hi,

This is my first weaving project and I'm so happy with it I've been running around in my belt all afternoon demanding people look at it. I wanted to try weaving and discovered this method looked the easiest for a newbie. I even made my own weaving sticks out of dowel. But now pics!

First: my pride, the belt.




And the slightly unflattering action shot!

This cuff was my first project, a trial to make sure I got the method.





And my sticks:



I got my info from these two places:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285991.0
http://www.finniwig.com/stkweavinst.htm

I really enjoyed the process, though alot of it was trial and error. Things I learned:
1.Do not make your waving sticks out of tapered chopsticks as you will never get the piece off.
2. sand your sticks as smooth as possible as any rough spots or splinters will cause the wool to snag and be difficult to remove from the sticks.
3. continually check your work for mistakes as the only way to fix a skipped stck is to unpull the work!
4. I found it easiest to push your work down in stages from the bottom of the stcick, working up to the top.

Any other tips or comments are most welcome as I'm looking forward to more projects in the future!

-Ralph
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011 05:05:55 AM »

Wonderful. I love the colours in your cuff. Thank you especially for the tips, they are always handy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011 06:44:46 AM »

This is pretty interesting. I think I'll have a go with some dowels when I get home from work.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011 07:36:26 AM »

Those are awesome! If I wore belts, I'd totally want to steal yours Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011 09:17:49 AM »

this is very intriguing.  I might have to look into it further...
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011 08:46:37 AM »

Very cool - way-to-go!  Have fun wearing your woven-bling!!  Peg-weaving is definitely going on my list of things to explore this winter...
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