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Visual update on my September Challenge Weaving! 

   
 

  

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Sneak peak at today’s progress 

Spent a little too much time working on this new project today, and didn’t get much else done :S 

The Weaving Kind September 2015 Challenge

This month I am participating in The Weaving Kind‘s weaving challenge for September 2015. Each month a weaver from the Instagram community takes over the Weaving Kind’s account and poses a challenge to the weaving community to create a tapestry based on a certain theme–this month’s theme is COLOR. Since I just finished a new tapestry yesterday, I thought I would try my hand at creating something for this month’s challenge.

This month there are two options:

Option ONE:
Pick two analogous colors. What? Analogous colors are right next to each other on the color wheel. For example: blue & green, magenta & violet or orange & yellow.
Option TWO:
Pick a pair of complementary colors. Again, what? Complementary colors are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. For example: red & green, yellow & purple or magenta & chartreuse.
Guidelines:

  • Pick a color palette from the two options above.
  • Use only those colors for your September weaving, (a little black and/or white is okay too).
  • Your design can be inspired by your color choices OR feel free to pick colors to evoke an idea you already have.

HINT: No matter which colors you pick you aren’t limited to just one version of each of them, (although that’s certainly an option). i.e. If you pick blue & green you can use 17 varieties of blue and three varieties of green if you want to.

I opted to go for the analogous colors, since I have a lot of them in my stash. Plus, since it’s almost Fall I opted to go for hues of yellow and orange and a bit of white.

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Weaving is DONE!

The weaving I posted about before (see here) is done!

I spent a few hours yesterday and today finishing it up. It was a bit of a challenge getting it off the loom, and I suck at weaving in the ends of the warp to attach it to the little dowel that I bought to hang it. The back looks REALLY ugly. I also haven’t woven the loose ends of the weft in yet either… another day. 

For now, I’m happy with how it looks 🙂 🙂

#WIP: weaving 

I started this weaving on an Unusual Pear frame loom almost 9 weeks ago. I used a mix of two yarn packs from the Unusual Pear and Maryanne Moodie‘s Etsy shops, and some local fiber I picked up at Wabi Sabi

I should pick this up again… After I finish Truss, of course.  

   

past projects: first weaving

When I decided to learn how to weave several months ago, I found a great little hand loom on which to learn from Fringe Supply Co. It’s made of maple and it’s about the size of a medium-size picture frame (approx 7″ x 8″). It took me only a few hours to warp my loom and weave my first little wall hanging. Fringe Supply Co. also provides a GREAT little tutorial on their blog on how to get started, and it really helped me start my first project.

Despite a little bit of a rough ending taking it off the loom, I think this turned into a pretty good first attempt at weaving!

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