Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Weave for the Month

I've started a new "thing" with my weaving: a decorative table runner or centerpiece for each month of the year. For the first two projects, I used a technique called Crazy Overshot. This allows me to create very complex patterns on my rigid heddle loom. However, it is time consuming.

For February, I did a Heart Sampler and then hung it on the wall:

It is nice. I learned a lot and will likely do another one that will look a bit more refined.

For March, I chose a pattern that would normally take a 16-shaft loom with 16 treddles, and did a "cloverleaf" design that I found at handweaver.net. I am really proud of this work. While very complex and time consuming, it was also very "zen" to do and I got it done by weaving a couple of hours a day over three days.

This is the "front" of the weaving:

And, this is the backside:

It is abut 20" long, so not really a runner, but more of a centerpiece for our table when we have corned beef and cabbage with friends on St Patrick's day.

I think for April I'll do a "dreaming of spring" inspired piece, probably a bit abstract, but with spring colors. We'll see. Stay tuned!

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Posted under: Weaving • by Rick on 03/09/2022 at 03:24 PM
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