Tuesday, November 24, 2015

the mossy woods blanket is finished

The next one will be one piece on the loom. I'm still trying to figure that out. I have the article, but I need to try it. :)

This is nearly the last of the acrylic yarn. I'm ready for wool now, I think.

mossy blanket - finished

mossy blanket part 2

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

mossy woods blanket

This is my most largest project to date. I do love weaving.

This is my first time using a warping board. I liked it much better than the direct warping method. I felt that I had more control over tension and it takes up so much less room.

I learned this method from Angela Tong's Rigid Heddle Weaving classes on Craftsy. I use a different loom than she does, so I modified my Ashford rigid heddle loom by tying the permanent apron rod down and then adding a removable dowel. This way I don't have the added step of cutting and tying each of the warp threads to the back apron rod. I'm not in a hurry, really, but I don't want to be slow either. :D

I've used almost the entire width of my 32" loom. I'll do two of these at 90" - 100" long for a blanket / throw. I'll be sewing these together.

The next time I try a blanket, I'll be using both heddles and weaving two sides of the blanket at once. - at least that's the plan!

I'm just using some yarn that I'd bought 'just because'. It's acrylic. I'd like to work with  more natural fibers in the future. I'm much more confident thanks to Angela's class!

mossy woods blanket part 1

mossy woods blanket part 1

This looks messy, but it isn't. Everything is tied together and secure.
mossy woods blanket part 1

mossy woods blanket part 1

This yarn is a bit ridiculous, I think. But that's what's fun about it.
boucle yarn for mossy blanket