Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My Firstborn Weave

My first weaving project came off the loom last night - I finished tying the fringe at 11:30 pm.

This was so much fun! Of course, it has a multitude of beginner mistakes - the selvedges are wonky, the striping is uneven, and I beat the heck out of the weft, so it's not a balanced weave - but I love it anyway.

It’s getting a bath, and will assume a prominent place on the wall in the living room, where all will be expected to oooh and aaah (I might have to post a placard with instructions).

I think I'll stash-dive and find some softer wool (this was Briggs & Little Durasport, and is scratchy) to weave a scarf. Already I am eager to warp the loom again.


  1. It looks beautiful. Congratulations on your first finished project!

  2. It's a beauty! I've heard weaving is a great way to use handspun.

  3. How cute - I love it and totally understand putting it in a place of prominence for all to admire and comment on. My first piece was a kitchen towel which I made everyone admire every time they came over! I still insist (wonky selvedges, weaving errors and all)that it was the most fun of anything I have done (not that I've done much as I am still new to this too)

  4. Oooooohhhhh! Ahhhhhhhh! That is beautiful. Nice job!

  5. It looks great!

    You make it look easy!

  6. Very impressive, lady. And congrats on the blog!

  7. beautiful! I haven't got the weaving bug yet, but things like yours make me consider! Keep up the great work

  8. wow, wow, wow! It's gorgeous! Your first weaving project and it looks like you've been weaving for years!

  9. Exciting to see you fall in love with weaving!

  10. Beautiful.

    Glad you're proud to show it off instead of hiding it away with a promise to do better as some would.

    The little imperfections make it even more unique and wonderful.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on Stitches of Violet.

    You have a nice blog and some good photography. I'd love to see more of your work. Do I need to go to Ravalry?


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