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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lovely Throws

I just got the new Pottery Barn catalog in the mail a few weeks ago, while flipping through it, I saw these. They are just gorgeous, but what really caught my eye was the woven one, although now I know what that Thick and Quick yarn can be used for. I have seen it in person at the local Pottery Barn store and can I tell you, I'm in lurve in a big way. "yarns are woven in a thick herringbone weave", yeah that's what I'm talking about, these throws are sooooooo soft. Well as I'm standing there in the store inspecting (much to my Hubby's dismay), um browsing, I got to thinking that I have a bit of Lion Brand Suede, which I never knew what to do with so I was wondering can this be done on my loom? The warp being Suede, which is really bulky stuff and the weft being fine cotton chenille? or the other way around (taking into account how annoying that chenille really is as warp thread) dunno but I know I want to experiment.
What do you guys think?? Or should I just buckle and pay the $ 79.00 and buy it.

8 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

I would try it myself first and then you could always buy it if it bombs but think how much you will learn first!

Cally said...

I agree - try it first. The main thing you need to check is whether your chunky warp yarn is going to fit through your reed. You don't need to sley in every dent, but you don't want the yarn to be traumatised every time you beat.

Anyway, I thought you were de-cluttering???!!

Spinning Out of Control said...

What kind of loom do you have?

Theresa said...

Another try it vote. Keep in mind your reed sizes and look for a lofty yarn, something that bulky you want light and warm.

Leigh said...

Thats a tough one. I love catalogues because they offer so much creative inspiration. It would be so rewarding to be able to do something like this yourself. Its a good time to get the weaving books out and browse weaves. And this is where the dreaded sampling comes in. Still, I find that when I sample it opens the floodgates of creative thought. You may even come up with something you like better!

humblebumble said...

what's a suede yarn when it's at home? i've got suede. brown suede boots.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Humble - Lion Brand Suede, it's sort of a tightly packed chenille yarn look at this it here:
http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/lionSuede.html

humblebumble said...

aha, i've got you now. have you considered perhaps staggering it in the warp with something plain? i could see rubbing problems if you had more than one end of that stuff in a dent.

reckon that'll make a lovely, warm and fluffy throw if it works out.

good luck with the move by the way.

it's just occurred to me you could use the chenille as a sort of figuring warp and weft on a plain weave substrate. Not that i've ever tried anything like this myself. I'm going to give this some more thought, might try it out myself. hmmm