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

2 comments:

  1. I've been watching your weaving with fascination. Your work is lovely and it's making me want to take it up!

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    1. It's very rewarding. I'm not the kind of person who needs instant gratification, but I think I'm probably the world's slowest knitter and that gets a little frustrating. :)

      Weaving moves along nicely and I feel like I could become more proficient at it than other things I've tried.

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