I haven’t posted many weaving projects lately. I’ve been focused elsewhere, but here are some things that I’ve finished.
I wove 16 baby blankets on a mostly blue warp in May.
This one isn’t weaving but it is a textile project. My friends found out that I planned to sew flower girl dresses for my granddaughter and the other flower girl in my son’s wedding. They offered to help. I am grateful that they did because it took three of us all day to sew two little dresses!
This view shows the back and the front of the dresses.
Unfortunately I never got a good shot of both the girls in their dresses.
Back to weaving.
The wedding colors were navy blue and yellow and I wove a chenille throw in those colors as a wedding gift. Another friend suggested some how using wedding details in the weaving. I used the date (5/20/16) to design the stripes. The yellow stripes have 5, 20, and 16 threads (doubled and reversed for symmetry).
Next up was a rug for my daughter. My friends always hear me say “I am not a rug weaver.” I think there is a special skill needed to weave a really good rug, but this one turned out OK and it was a fun project. Two years ago we had a baby shower for my daughter and I bought fabric to cover the outside tables instead of using plastic tablecloths. The colors were those that my daughter was using in the new baby’s room (kind of a forest scene with pink). My plan was to make a rug for the baby’s room. That didn’t happen before she was born. It didn’t happen before Christmas, or the second Christmas. I finally wove it and was able to give it to my daughter for her birthday in June.
The little bits of yellow were leftovers from the flower-girl dresses.
Next project is to weave a vest using handspun yarn that I just finished. That will be another post.