Thursday, August 9, 2018

Weaving ~ Learning a New Craft

 Recently my husband brought home a few balls of yarn.  He has a shopping problem; an addiction, really.  Anytime he sees something he thinks I might like, he brings it home.  Trail Mix was thrilled.  She thinks this yarn is all for her.  I'm still trying to find a place to store it all.

 After studying and doing a little research, I concluded that most of the yarn is cotton, mainly intended for weaving.  It could also be used for crochet, primitive stitching, and a few other things, too.  I've never done any weaving and didn't intend to until I came across this cute beginning weaving kit while browsing the craft section at Wal-Mart.  This kit is made by Bucilla, and was only $15.00, if you're interested in trying one, too.

 So far I have learned how to set up the warp (the vertical threads), do a basic plain stitch, the twill stitch, and how to change yarn colors.

I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed weaving!  It's fun and relaxing.  This is how my practice/learning piece is looking so far.  Next I'm going to learn how to tie Rya Knots, which look like a tassel fringe kind of thing.

Be sure to visit today's stops on the Great Outdoors Blog Hop:

My day is coming up on August 27th.  Mark you calendar and be sure to stop by to see a new fabric collection by Island Batik, a sparkly star quilt, and a giveaway.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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1 comment:

  1. I learned to weave on a small loom as a kid, then in art school I learned on a big loom with pedals and the thing you move back and forth, I forget the name of it, don't know if I know it in English- maybe shuttle?? anyways, that was fun! have fun!!