Thursday, May 29, 2014

Queen Manatee

Queen Manatee

from Studio MME
I did bad work on the crown. I need to take those stitches out and correct it. But I wanted this to be finished in May.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

woven scarf

This scarf is 80" long and about 12" wide.

It's amazing how much less yarn that weaving uses compared to knitting or crocheting.

The warp is Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Yarn in Hibiscus and the weft yarn is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn in Sunrise.

Ultimately, I want to weave with Noro Kureyon.

woven scarf

woven scarf

woven scarf

woven scarf

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bless This House - Mos Eisley Edition

Here is a great "bless this house" cross stitch pattern from hardcorestitchcorps - mistakes to be fixed later.
Check out her patterns, they are my favorites.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

weaving

warping the loom
I've had this loom for almost a lifetime and have never finished anything with it. I also didn't have the instructions so warping was tricky. I warped this with Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton Classic Value Size 3, Natural. This thread is smooth and a little 'slippy'. I used it because I wanted a little finer of a weave. The weft is Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn in Butter Cream.
warping the loom

This part is fun, easy and fast. There are patterns and such, but as you can see, I'm a complete beginner. :)
weaving

finished
It's too short to use as a scarf. We didn't make the warp long enough, I guess. But it will make a nice scarf for a dresser or table.
the finished product



I used an Ashford loom video on youtube to help figure it out and my husband was a great help.