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TOWELS AND A SCARF

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by shortysmg

I’ve been having a really good time with my loom the last few weeks. Despite a few minor and major setbacks.  Once  I finally got over the issues I was having, I ended up learning a lot.  I learned how to hemstitch.  Which once I found a video to help me, was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  And I did a pretty good job with it, if I do say so myself.

After I finished the five natural and gray towels yesterday, I decided to use the warp that was left over to make a scarf.  A huge scarf.   

I used Mini Mochi sock yarn, and loved the way the colors blended.  The towels and scarf are being washed and will hopefully look even better after they are dried.  I’ll still have to hem the edges, which is going to be interesting since I’m not a big sewer.

I also got most of  a charity helmet liner for a friend done.   I hope to get it finished this weekend at our annual “Knitting Bowl” party.

I can’t wait to see and hang out with my friends and have a tons of fun!!!

SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!!

Posted in weaving with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2009 by shortysmg

When I warped the denim chenille on the Ashford Table Loom I thought there would be enough for two 70″+ scarfs. Boy were my calculations waaaay off. I have discovered that I will actually have enough for two full scarfs, and then some. I won’t know how long the third scarf will be until I weave it. But it looks like it may have enough length to make a nice sized cowl.

Surprises are always fun!

I’M IN LOVE

Posted in weaving with tags , , on September 13, 2009 by shortysmg

In love with weaving chenille that is.

When I decided to get a floor loom, the main thing I wanted to do was to weave beautiful scarfs and shawls. And from the first time I saw a handwoven chenille scarf I was completely smitten.

After several attempts to find what I thought would be a perfect pattern, two test swatches, and a failed fringed scarf, I think I’ve finally gotten exactly what I had been hoping for.

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