Makin' Fabric

So you may remember that I got a loom... oh... 2 years ago, and I'm just now getting to it! Click HERE to see the original post.

Well, I took the plunge and decided to give this a try. Terrified at first, I just tried a small 2" section of cloth in a plain weave to see how the process of threading the loom worked.

Here are those results...

Now, many people would probably just try a slightly bigger section and then work their way up to a larger project. But that's not really how I like to play.

I found this really great weaving book at the local library and decided to try one of the patterns.

Find it on HERE!

I chose the pattern on page 204 at the bottom (it doesn't have a name)

I warped the loom with a 5 yard warp that is 25 inches wide!

Number of ends (individual threads) - 400
Hours to thread the loom - 12
Total finished width - 23 inches
Total finished length - 4 yards (yes, there is a whole yard of waste :-( )

And here is the beautiful work in progress!

I'm in LOVE with weaving! I grabbed my mom and showed her the work. Her response was "well, you have wanted a loom since you were 8!" :-)

What do you think?


Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful and it's hard to believe this is your first attempt! Wow! Impressive!

Victoria said...

Thanks Ms Vera! :-D I'm pretty happy with it too! I just kept praying that all those little ends wouldn't get tangled!

Abigail said...

That is amazing! A loom is now being added to my wishlist (already want a spinning wheel....)

Victoria said...

I have about 10 yards of finished cloth in this pattern! 3 in purple (I switched to purple right after taking this picture!) and then another 7 in red. I looooooove the red! I'm going to make a Christmas bedspread with it - This on one side, white on the other and do some embroidery on the backside! I can't wait to finish it!

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