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« on: December 27, 2018 09:31:18 AM »

So, I made my mother this scarf for Christmas:

It is my second weaving on a rigid heddle loom. The loom is an Erica 25" craft loom from the 70s. It is NOT the most basic loom I've ever seen, but it's pretty basic for a rigid heddle loom. Before, I'd used another craft loom from the 70s that basically amounted to four bars and a heddle, and the weaving was really unpleasant, but I finished a scarf and liked it enough to want to make something else for my mother. Then it broke while I was warping it, so I borrowed the Erica from a friend who has never used it. It was MUCH easier to use.

I know the scarf is VERY inexpertly woven. I don't have a good way of warping the loom (like a place to clamp the loom or a warp peg that doesn't move.... so yeah...) and of course my edges are ugly, because that's what happens with new weavers, or so I'm told. But I deliberately used rustic silk yarns because it makes it luxurious while also helping to mask or at least incorporate somewhat the problems in the weaving itself. Both yarns are knitting yarns. The warp is Shire Silk and the weft is a silk/wool blend from Noro. I warped all the yarn I had, and could have made something longer if it weren't as wide, but I think the proportions are OK.

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018 03:01:06 PM »

It is gorgeous, she looks lovely wearing it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018 08:21:44 AM »

It is lovely and drapes nicely.  The colours are lovely on her too!

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018 11:18:33 AM »

It looks lovely; don't apologize!  Smiley If this is what novice weaving on a rigid-heddle loom looks like, it gives me hope that I might be able to make something half as nice, once I get around to buying a loom.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018 07:54:13 AM »

Thank you, everyone! I really love the process of weaving, and have been considering investing in a good basic rigid heddle loom but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I definitely do not have room for a floor loom, and ideally, any loom I got would be something that I could put away with ease. We'll see.

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019 01:33:59 PM »

I think it looks lovely.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019 07:17:59 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019 05:25:12 AM »

It's absolutely LOVELY!  Beautiful work.  I just ordered myself a 'starter loom' and can't wait to try it out when it arrives.  Thank you for your inspiration!

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019 01:44:29 PM »

Beautiful! My husband made me a loom a few years back for my birthday because I had asked for one. I still need to get some heddles for it. This post is a reminder that I need to do that so I can use it and make something even half as nice as this one!

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019 04:58:25 PM »

Really lovely!
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