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Monday, May 12, 2008


Here is the baby blanket, currently being woven very slowly, but as carefully as I can. I have to admit I was surprised to find that I had all four plain coloured squares on one side. I had imagined I would get a combination of plain solid colours and a mix of colours. I haven't got the right sort of brain to work it out theoretically, and have to actually do the weaving to find out the outcome. Anyhow, I'm very pleased. The cloth is woven as two layers, simultaneously, and each time there is a colour change the section is separated from its neighbour. I could put some filling in each of these pockets and it would be like a duvet. I have seen pictures of weaving with this structure which have objects enclosed within the pockets.

The fabric is soft and thick, and presumably the two layers will trap air and be lovely and cosy. The edges of the squares look like they are stitched, a bit like a quilt, which effect I like.

I made three threading errors, including putting one thread through two heddles and threading a heddle but missing the "eye" so that the shaft could not lift it. All mistakes recoverable, and not a bad error rate, I think.

The picture on the right shows the heddles and you can see the colour threading order.

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  • At 13 May, 2008 11:44, Anonymous Blue Witch said…

    Amazing picture at the top!

    The blanket looks gorgeous. Weaving (other than the over and under on cardboard serrated at both ends, which I haven't done for 20-odd years) is beyond my comfort zone!

  • At 20 May, 2008 21:30, Blogger Irene Adler said…

    bw - Thank you so much! I admit I'm mightily proud of myself - though I often find I have strayed from my comfort zone in this tricky craft.


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