Monday, May 6, 2013

Weaving A Shawl

Since I have been feeling better all these projects around the house have been calling to me. I have been sewing and spinning and weaving too.



Here is a shawl on my Triangular loom.  I started it last winter and it has sit for quite awhile.  I want to weave some rugs on my old rug loom but I needed to get this finished first so I could free up some space.

  













In this close up you can see all the lovely colors of this yarn, Its a boucle in acrylic called Caribbean and has lovely blues green and yellows. Even with all the lovely colors sometimes its just work to get something finished.  I use music to motivate me. I put on some Motown music and then some Celtic mixes to keep me working on this.















You see that lighter section in the center, that is the part left to weave. It doesn't look like much but it took a couple hours to do. In a loom of this type you are warping and weaving at the same time. The warp threads ar vertical and the weft are the horizontal. When it gets towards the end I end up using a crochet hook to do the weaving so the process slows right down. I like to put the fringe on while I am weaving because to do it all at the end is pretty daunting.  I think there must be over 200 fringes on this shawl.

















Now we have the finished shawl draped on my outdoor swing. I think the results were worth it.

7 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful Kate. You used some of my favorite colors.

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    1. Thanks Ginny, I do love oceany colors.

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  2. oh my! this is a piece to treasure - it's like wrapping yourself in the sky of a summer's day... just gorgeous :)

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  3. It is gorgeous! You said you used Caribbean - is it Homespun? That makes such a cozy covering.

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    1. Trece,

      No its not Homespun, its called Color Waves by Lion Brand yarns but they no longer make it. It makes a wonderful fabric.

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  4. Yes, it was worth it! The shawl is beautiful...I can just imagine wrapping it around your shoulders. It must feel wonderful.

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