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« on: May 18, 2012 03:11:10 AM »

Hello!  I normally hang out in the Needlework area of Craftster, but I thought I'd pop over here to Fiber Arts to share my latest project.

Last year, I completed the Open College of the Arts' Textiles 1 course, which included a module on weaving.  I have a little lap loom, but hadn't really done much with it, and the weaving module really gave me the bug!  I did some tapestry weaving as part of my course last year, and thought I'd have a bash at another project.

So, here's my Warp and Weft tapestry weaving.  It was really interesting to see how much easier it was to form shapes working sideways - I think 'weft' came out better than 'warp'.



I just doodled around to get a design I liked.  I wanted to do something with words and strong, simple colours.



It's about 20cm square, but it hasn't come out totally square!  Could I pin it to an ironing board and block in the way you block crochet or knitting?

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012 07:19:20 AM »

I don't know the first thing about weaving, but I've always wanted to try it.
Warp and weft... I can never remember which is which. This would make a great wall hanging and constant reminder.
And I love the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012 03:09:44 PM »

This is fantastic! Great weaving, I really like the slits.

I'm not sure blocking in the same way would work - what yarn did you use as warp / weft?

Ps) I did the OCA textiles 1 the other year too!  I have since started art history... but it is on a permanent hold at the moment  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012 11:25:34 PM »

I LOVE that! I hate doing tapestry weaving myself, but I totally appreciate what others can do. Blocking might help a little, but probably not a lot. But, it's worth a shot. So long as you don't felt it, it won't hurt to try.
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