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« on: July 29, 2012 12:44:31 PM »

I was thinking about turning this into a bag, but it turns out that you're supposed to do the hemstitching before you remove the project from the loom.  Alas.  Next time!

So this is... I don't know... a very small table runner maybe. ^_^



Or a narrow place mat?

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And my selvedge is looking better!


For this one I used Bernat Waverly... which I think might be too stretchy for weaving... it was really tricky to maintain any kind of even tension.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012 12:49:18 PM »

Hmmmm... how do you hemstitch it while it's still on the loom? Maybe you can trim the yearn and encase the edges with some wide bias tape or fabric strips (wide enough to cover the knots) and then still sew it into a bag?

And, I predict that, now that you've started, you're going to have way too much fun playing with different patterns of weave!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012 12:51:28 PM »

It seems that you need the tension from the loom to hold everything in place while you do the hemstitching.  After all of my years of crocheting, I'm still wary about cutting the warp after that, but I think folding the edge over and making an actual hem would help.

I like the idea of using fabric strips, though!  I might put this away until we move, because our new place will have an actual craft room in it (or so goes the plan) and I will finally have room for my sewing machine! 
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012 12:57:52 PM »

Cutting the ends would seem to be the most nerve-wracking part for me, too! I can just imagine it all springing back and unraveling for half the length of the work.

And, hooray for a future craft room! I'm hoping that mine will be fully operational by the end of the summer. A girl can dream...
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012 09:07:27 PM »

It's very lovely!  You could turn it into the front of a pillow.  Leave a little fringe on the sides, and just stitch a fabric onto the back, stuff and voila! cute little plaid pillow!
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012 03:39:54 AM »

Hey now, there's an idea! Thanks Bella!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012 06:55:18 AM »

You're welcome Mio!
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012 11:29:21 AM »

beautiful.
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