Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday was the shower for parents-to-be of a baby girl. I did an M&O blanket for the new baby. It has a white cotton warp with a pink perle cotton weft.
I like to add binding to the edges of my blankets to avoid fringe. I like the binding to add some visual interest so I usually make my own bias binding from cotton fabric. I chose a stripe with baby colors since I was not sure what the nursery decor would be.
I am happy to report that the parents-to-be loved the blanket. I hope baby will too.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
My daughter asked me to make a shrug. I think of shrugs as knit items, but was willing to try a woven version. I decided to work in chenille so that I could put on a long warp and use it for another project. I used a straight twill structure. The warp is fuschia, the weft is purple.
I was not sure about the correct dimensions so I fudged them using a sewing pattern as the model. I, and more importantly my daughter, thought it came out really well! I left a very short fringe at the wrist, but would probably go with a hem in the future. Also, I this was not woven doubleweave so there is a seam under the arm. I will b trying a doubleweave and different fiber on the next experiment.