I finally finished my boundweave "sampler". And even though it is slow weaving, I love the result.
This is the rug that was in progress when the harness cord broke. I did three rugs as a sampler to try boundweave. I used carpet warp for the warp and three strands of cotton chenille for the weft. While I know cotton chenille will shrink in the 15-20% range, I forgot to consider the longer floats would contribute to shrinkage. After washing, there was a definate 20% shrinkage in width.
Monday, April 8, 2013
As I was coming to the end of my boundweave rug warp, I pressed a treadle and one of my harness cords gave up! I probably should have checked them before starting the rugs. Luckily I had some appropriate cord and was able to fix this in about one hour. I may make up a few spares to have handy for the next time.
As an aside, it is funny how weavers often treat their warp like it is fragile. I can tell you this warp was no worse off for its one hour supporting those harnesses.
Monday, April 1, 2013
In the past few years I have done a number of baby blankets ... all for girls. It was a welcome change to do a boyish one this time. This was also one of my fastest projects. On and off the loom in 2 days!
The cotton warp is yellow and white stripes in a twill threading. The cotton weft is a pale blue.
I love the way the jungle animals on the binding peek out. The mom-to-be loved it too!
Another blanket is in the finishing process and will be posted soon.
Then on to some yardage.