This time I used the Lightning Weaver with an crochet thread for a warp. I hemstitched the ends, and now that I’m done I realize I could have moved each end closer to the hooks to give more weaving room. The weft is embroidery floss, probably too thin, but that’s okay. It’s bright and lively. Off the loom, this teeny rug measures 3.5″ x 3.5″ not including fringe. It took about four hours!
Things I learned from this project: my weft was too fine for the warp and lead to having to beat each row too much; color changes make for fun, interesting weaving; my left selvedges are far tidier than my right (but I’ve always known that).
Some experiments work out, and I post them here. Others are pretty cringeworthy, and photos are never shared. Here’s a case where I could have skipped this post, but something is telling me to share. Why? I’m suddenly crazy about tapestry weaving, and even my amateur attempts make me happy.
I checked out Nancy Harvey’s book, Patterns for Tapestry Weaving and wove both samplers. The first was done using the ever-awesome Lightning Weaver. It’s small but mighty.
The second was on the Authentic Knitting Board plus extenders. Best left for projects without curves, so I’ve learned.
Anyway, I spent the weekend weaving two samplers that technically should have been double or triple the size. My neck hurts from hunching over, and I didn’t get enough fresh air or sleep. Great fun, I say!