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Woven bags from Recycled T-Shirts

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 10/01/2010 - Mon, 02/28/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
25" Flip Loom
Number of Shafts: 
1
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
48.00 in
Width on Loom: 
16.00 in
Finished Length: 
14.00 in
Finished Width: 
16.00 in
Notes: 

I purchased 100% cotton t-shirts in solid colors with no side seams from a thrift store. I then cut the t-shirts in 1/2" continuous strips and used the strips for the weft. The finished fabric was folded over to make a bag, stitched at the sides, and lined with cotton fabric. Straps and magnetic closures were added, along with a decorative button.

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COLORING Contest for Weavers Inspiration Scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 03/11/2011 - Tue, 03/15/2011
Yarn
Yarn: Cotton Classic
Color:
Type: warp
Yarn: Cotton Classic Lite
Color:
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Flip Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
12.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
2.50 yd
Width on Loom: 
9.00 in
Finished Length: 
70.00 in
Finished Width: 
7.00 in
Notes: 

This scarf was woven by Robin Lynde for Cotton Clouds as an inspiration piece for Cotton Clouds COLORING Contest for Weavers.

More information to be posted on Robin Lynde's blog by March 21, 2011.

Pattern design was taken from Jane Patrick's book, The Weaver's Idea Book using pick-up design on page 98.

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Rigid heddle table runner

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 01/08/2011 - Sat, 01/15/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 3/2 Perle Cotton
Color: natural
Type: warp
Yarn: 3/2 Perle Cotton
Color: various
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
3.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
14.00 in
Finished Length: 
44.00 in
Finished Width: 
12.50 in
Notes: 

I wanted to sample the length of my warp and check for shrinkage, draw-in and take-up for future projects.  I am planning on using this as an example for my rigid heddle classes.  I also wanted to check how much loom waste I had with the Harp rigid heddle loom.  I was pleased that my loom waste was about 16" and not the 24" I have expected and allowed for.  In the future, I will probably calculate my warp length with 18-20" for loom waste.

I used all the small pieces of 3/2 yarn sitting around from the end or almost end of a cone, the yarn cut off when winding a warp and finding a slub in spots where the yarn was joined.  If I have a long piece left from cutting out the slub from the middle of a warp, I keep it and use it for tying warps or some other part of the project that requires a small piece of yarn.  I used these "thrums" as weft in the table runner and love the way the weft stripes turned out.

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Big blanket

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn: Minerva Sparkletone
Color:
Type: warp
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
9.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
31.00 in
Finished Length: 
7.00 ft
Finished Width: 
5.00 ft
Notes: 

This blanket used pickup sticks to create a double weave that could be unfolded when finished to create a blanket twice the width of the loom. I had a few problems with the shed not opening cleanly so I have some floating threads here and there, but considering the yarn was leftover moth-eaten rug yarn I am really pleased with the results. The fold is still pretty obvious; but I expect it will disappear with some use and washing.

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Set of Five variation tea towels

Project
Draft: 
tabby
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
15.00 EPI
rigidheddleweaving.com's picture

Plarn Handbag

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 01/31/2011 - Tue, 02/01/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
8.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
2.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
20.00 in
Finished Length: 
1.00 yd
Finished Width: 
20.00 in
Notes: 

Blue carpet warp and Target store shopping bags cut into 1 1/2" strips for the weft. Handles and closure woven in inkle out of blue and red carpet warp. Closes with velcro. Bag measures 12" wide, 4" deep and 10" tall.

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Baby Blanket

Project
Draft: 
Tabby
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 01/01/2011 - Wed, 01/05/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
7.50 EPI
Length on Loom: 
72.00 in
Width on Loom: 
31.00 in
Finished Length: 
48.00 in
Finished Width: 
29.00 in
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Nevermore Scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Wed, 12/29/2010
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
7.50 EPI
Length on Loom: 
3.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
7.25 in
Notes: 

First try was using the 5 dent heddle.  After weaving a sampling of this I decided to resley it at a higher EPI. Cut off the sample and removed the 5 dent heddle.  Threaded the 7.5 dent heddle, (I had to add some extra warp threads) and  set it up for weaving again.  I really am glad I went through the effort as this is looking so much nicer now.

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One -Shuttle Ikat

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - Tue, 12/28/2010
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Beka SG-20
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
3.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
8.80 in
Notes: 

I orginally planned to use the self patterning sock yarn for the warp and the grey as the weft but after seeing the One-Shuttle Ikat scarf kit at The Yarn Barn I decided to reverse the yarns and see what happens.

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Spirit of Christmas Doll

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 12/02/2009 - Tue, 12/21/2010
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Bergere 24"
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Notes: 

This was left over warp after another weft-faced project on my rigid heddle loom.  The wefts are what I had on hand, crochet cottons,  I believe, and a metallic silver to make it festive.  I had recently taken a short workshop in making spirit dolls and ended up with this that reminds me of the charming Christmases I spent in Denmark and Finland.


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