Handwoven

I finished weaving two table runners, and they look beautiful! The pattern is very complex and takes quite a bit of time to weave but the end result is gorgeous.

This one will stay in my home as it was done for this particular dresser.

table runner

I haven’t done it in a very long time, even though it is one of my favorite patterns. It feels good to weave something complicated from time to time. 🙂

table runner

I wove another one in a honey color with cotton/viscose yarn, and this one is going to travel to a dear friend of mine as a gift. 🙂

table runner

Honey and sunshine. 🙂

table runner

Have a great day! 🙂

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Still testing

I am really angry because last night I finished writing a new post here, and for some reason, it was deleted! Then I wrote another one and it was deleted again! Not by me, of course, something happened with my blog I guess. And I wrote so much, added photos, and really tried to write nicely, because it is very hard for me to write in English, trying to make it all look and sound nice and well written, but it’s gone now, and I am so angry!

I am sorry for being like this, but it’s just so frustrating. Ok, I’ll try to breathe, count to one thousand,lol, and feel calm. I’m calm. Absolutely calm.Yeah right.

Now, let’s start all over again. Although, I won’t be able to write nicely as I did the first time, here is what I’ve been up to lately.

The poncho I was weaving for my friend, the one I mentioned to you in one of my previous posts, ended up as a complete disaster!

Now, I have been weaving for over ten years, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a situation like this, but the yarn on the far left shrunk way too much! So now I have two pieces of fabric, ready to be NOT sewn into poncho, but thrown into the bin! Well, no, not really thrown away, I would never waste a handwoven fabric, no matter how bad it was. I will cut the bad part, and use the good part of it (which is over 60%) to make a cushion or something. But there is a lesson for me in all this, and that is – never trust the label! I bought some nice yarn, and it was a mix of wool, cotton and acrylic, and as I’ve never had problems with that kind of mix, I just started weaving. Note to self: make samples!!!

Anyway, I am lucky to have a friend who is very patient, and she said she would wait for her poncho. Another poncho.

But before I washed the above fabric and was able to see the horrible mistake, I already started weaving something new, so my friend will have to wait just a bit more. She doesn’t mind. I asked her. 🙂

And believe it or not, the other project didn’t start quite right either.

The pattern looked nice in the book, but not on my loom. The “floating” of a brown yarn (sorry for the lack of a proper word for it) is too long, and the yarn should probably be thicker to avoid showing the tabby. But, even though the yarn here in my country is of a good quality, the variety is terrible. I can’t find thicker cotton, so this pattern is not working for me.

So, after that, I decided to weave two pieces of plain weave, one for me and one for my dear friend Kalona. We decided to make a collaboration project, something unknown yet,lol! The plan is to exchange materials and make two art pieces each, and then to swap one of the pieces. Here is that fabric:

I have a long warp on my loom because I wanted to weave a table runner or two, and since the first pattern wasn’t right, I’ll have to think what to do next. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

The last piece of that fabric

Yep, no more, it’s the last piece. It’s the same fabric I used to make a purse from my previous post, and a few more purses. It is handwoven (of course), 100% cotton, and great to play with. So, as I had only a little bit of it left, I made a potholder / mug rug. I’m very pleased how it turned out, and now I can’t wait to make some more with other fabrics.

Here is the back:

This is going to be a gift for a dear friend. Her house is decorated mostly in white and navy blue, so I guess this is the right combination of colors 🙂

And just to show you that I can use other colors also (I’m getting a bit tired of using blue in all my projects lately, to be honest), here is a nice little tag:

Have a nice day everyone! 🙂