Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pictures from my weekend weaving class.

We learned different patterns by weaving a sampler. The loose little ends are where the yarn was joined together. They will be trimmed after the piece is washed. I did make a lot of mistakes, but hopefully you can't see them.

I've been wanting to learn to weave for some time now. My son found this small loom for me at a garage sale this summer. I wanted to learn to weave rag rugs and was trying to teach myself using a book. I decided to take the class at the Yarn Barn to help me fix any bad habits. I learned a lot, but probably not enough.

The bottom pictures are of a rag sampler I tried at home. I wasn't totally displeased with it, but I need to do a little more reading about the warp.


Anonymous said...

I think it would be fun to learn to weave. What a great find your son made. I look forward to seeing more projects from you.

Nancy said...

Wow, I think your work looks great! Learning a new craft is always fun. I can't wait to see your future weavings.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks to me like you are doing pretty good! :)

Aunt Dinah said...

Wow, Mary, the weaving you've already done is amazing. What a great creative craft!