Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Barely Made It!!

This picture is definitely a weaver's nightmare, I'm at the end, the very end of my warp and have 11 weft shots to go. At this point every warp thread is hand manipulated, because there is almost to way to tension it properly. Since I was so close, I needed to finish it.

Of course, not with out some fretting and slow as molasses picking, but the results were well worth it.

Here they are, before cutting them apart, now I have to hem and wash them. I have to say I really like the hem stitching it was really worth the time and effort it took to get it done, the edges are really neat and should easily sew up I also did the white header/ender to turn over. I will do a step by step for Leigh who did the best post on Hemming Hand- Woven Fabrics, which taught me a lot from the post and comments everyone gave.

The details are:

Before washing:

Size off loom: 15 1/2" x 23 1/2" I estimated they would be 16 x 24 so closed enough with the take up of 1/2"

Materials: Peaches and Cream 2 balls of 2 oz color Bubblegum weft, and White warp 1/4" of a 1# cone @ 112" measured warp.


Woven ~N~ Spun said...

YAY You made it. Great job too. I really need to make some placemats.

Leigh said...

Definitely worth it! The leno adds a really nice touch for placemats. I'll be very interested in both the sewing, and the details after washing. Well done.

skiingweaver said...

Ooh! Lovely! Good for you for keeping at it at the end there!

I've been running across Leno a lot lately, I really need to try it... (Or maybe it's one of those - I'm thinking about it, so I notice it, lol!) Isn't Leigh's Hemming Post *excellent*?? Hoorah for Leigh! :)

michele said...

These look great - I love the leno, it adds so much! A basic, beginner's question, if you don't mind - when changing shuttles or adding in a new yarn color with a cotton like peaches & cream, I'm never happy with the overlap of the yarn, it's just so impossible to hide where it's doubled up there. Any tips? Thanks!