All Done!

So Happy with this!

I finally finished my weaving project. I think it turned out quite nice. It was fun to explore some new weaving techniques and stitches! I used several different handspun yarns. This website has a lot of good ideas and I used several of them https://aprettyfix.com/5-wavy-weaving-techniques/

There were some problems I had to work out along the way. Definitely make sure you leave more room at the top and bottom of the project while on the loom. It takes more length of warp to tie things off then you think. So…don’t look at the back of the project…LOL…Messy! More learning there.

Here is a sneak peak at where I’m going with the next one. I like the striking looks of all natural color but am wondering about adding some color in the next one.

Weaving Techniques/Adding Texture: Pile Technique

Woven wool roving wall hanging / weaving by Jeannie Helzer @jeanniemakes

But then I have seen some really cool weaving’s using natural colors too!

Image of Custom // 17" x 19" on 18" copper bar

Can’t wait to get into the studio tomorrow and see where i am lead!

Happy Creating!

Anita

The Weaving Journey!

I have almost finished my first weaving. This one started with a crochet background and then filled in with different stitches. It still needs some tweaking. I am not sure I like the fringe and I think it needs another row of white stitches. It also needs it’s permanent hanger. I enjoyed crocheting with my art yarn I spun. It added some extra texture that I liked. The crochet went fast and I still got the fun of weaving after. It is something I would do again 🙂

My next project is using a picture frame for a loom. I have warped it by wrapping the warp threads over and under the edge of the frame similar to this:

This is my inspiration!

5 Wavy Weaving Techniques | The craft of weaving has incredible creative potential. Learn how to create waves using 5 basic weaving techniques.

Of course as usual, when I went to assemble all my supplies there was one yarn I did not have! True to my commitment to only using what I have I needed to make some chunky yarn. I found some I had spun and then plied it for a chunkier version…it has potential for the fringe.

Or I might use this chunky white that I spun on my electric spinner…

Speaking of the electric spinner…

It has been YEARS!!!! since I used it. I bought it when my left knee was really bad before the knee replacement. I was doing a lot of spinning then and thought this would help. I found that even though it helped my knee I missed the rhythm of using hands and feet together. But yesterday I needed to spin some yarn up quick and did not have another wheel at the studio. It worked PERFECT!!!! I didn’t even miss not using my feet.

I now have all supplies ready and off I go to get this project underway….stay tuned!

Happy Creating!

Anita

The Dreaded Stash!

If you are a creative person then you are probably like me! You have an unlimited amount of stash supplies on hand. Yarn, roving, ribbon, lace, fabric…YIKES where does it end?? I am feeling very overwhelmed again; especially since I have to do my year end inventory soon! UGHHH

So for 2020 I have committed myself to using up what I have and only buy the most essential things! I know…easier said then done. But I have signed up for several shows for 2020…more then usual. I need to finally make money at this business or I have told my hubby that I’m going to hang it up. Does that mean I will be entirely done? UH NO! I will always have something going on….LOL

So I went to my favorite place….Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/anitashomepsun/ for inspiration. It did not take long to find many ideas.

WEAVING! I saw these wall hangings and thought…hmmmm…maybe?

I M A G I N E weaving and learning how to dye wool in the beautiful southern highlands. Natalie’s studio, Green Bridge studios is in Moss Vale wher...
Free Crochet Pattern for a Crocheted & Woven Wall Hanging
Image of Custom // 17" x 19" on 18" copper bar

What attracted me to them was the wool roving! I have sooooo much of it in just about every color there is. Plus I have so much fiber that I can card and make my own roving if I needed to…..How fun would this be! Here is a link showing a weaving technique with roving; https://www.theweavingloom.com/weaving-techniques-twinning-wool-roving/

One thing lead to another (you know how that goes when on Pinterest!) and I saw yarn art. Did I mention I have a lot of yarn>>>

Kraska Yarn Wall Hanging Boho Decor Decorative Interior Tapestry Bedroom Wall Decor Nursery Room Bohemian Art Decor Gray 12 X 17 Inch

OH MY GOSH!!!! that lead me on another topic! Yarn wall art.

25 trendy wall hanging yarn diy dream catchers
36 How to Make an Easy DIY Wall Hanging with Yarn | decorsavage

That lead me to this….Dip-Dye Wall art.

HOW COOL IS THIS! MUST TRY!!!!! http://www.prettypennyblog.com/2017/06/diy-how-to-make-dip-dyed-wall-hanging.html?m=0

Weaving isn’t new to me and I have done macrame and dyeing before; so looks like I may have a direction. My goal is to create art pieces that I can not only sell but also make kits for smaller versions to sell to the fiber community and teach classes!

All of these projects would also be kid friendly and a great way to get the younger generation involved in the arts! Now that I like.

Happy Creating!

Anita