Friday, September 13, 2013

My new toy - Weaving Loom

I can't recall where my interest to weaving started growing up, but I've been collecting and reading information on it for 2 last years. Finally I decided to make up a step forward and purchased this 4-harness loom last July. I promised myself it would be my last expensive toy I bought!

This scarf was finished with 2 cheap and thick wool yarns of contrast colors with a purpose to practice. It consists of 15 samples of different designs and took me 2 days to finish it. AS you can see somewhere below the middle of the scarf there is a change in the width. I left it in purpose to see how each pattern is effected after washing the finished scarf and what is the percentage of shrinkage.

So, for now this scarf-sample serves as an example and memory of my first weaving experience,

and gave me a good start to move on my next project, and guess what it will be? You are absolutely correct, I want to try to weave something in miniature size! I know, it is a fast transition from real size to mini size, but believe me that was the whole purpose and I don't want to wait more.

I wish the best weekend to all of you!

Happy mining, stitching, polymer claying, building, doodling!



Elizabeth S said...

Hello Natialia! Of course, when one is as proficient as you are in needle-craft, weaving would be considered a natural progression, encompassing yet another extension of the discipline of the arts. I know that you shall weave a magic carpet for us all to fly upon. The only question will be.... what will it look like!?


BiWuBär said...

What a fantastic toy - that scarf looks great for a first try and I bet the teddy won't mind the changing width. Miniature weaving... sounds very interesting!


The grandmommy said...

How nice! I would never believe you could get something like this from such a machine.

Josje said...

I enjoyed reading about your first weaving experience Natalia. It is something I have been interested in for some years now and have been reading about and buying books now and then. I made the simplest of simple looms (just a frame really) a few months ago and did a little experimenting (in miniature). Nothing quite as interesting as what you did though. Your loom looks wonderful. Not too big. I look forward to seeing what comes off it in the future.

Drora's minimundo said...

Congratulation for your new toy! With this as your first try, I can imagine what beautiful creations come next.
Happy weaving!
Hugs, Drora

Jane Smith said...

It like wand for your fantastic craft, I am sure you will weave mini magic with it ;)

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Josje, you might want to start saving money for a loom! I am telling you it is sooo addictive and such fun to see how a new piece of fabric is forming from the threads you use! Natalia


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