Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PROJECT REPORT 2 - Circular Weaving


A L I S A
My mom had all these antique embroidery hoops, so I decided to use them because they make such a nice little frame. The only problem is that they are very small. That's ok for my first one, but I may want to find some bigger ones as this project goes on. I wanted the centre of my warp to be off set, which was way easier to do on the hoop than with a cardboard circle. I tried with the cardboard first and just couldn't get it right. With the hoop it made more sense to me, except, that in order for there to the right amount of warp threads to weave in a spiral it has to be an odd number. So, I did a tricky warp from the centre point out, not the whole way around the hoop as the others (it would be the one to the left of my thumb). So far, I'm doing just a spiral. It's very meditative. I want to add some mohair yarns for texture. I really don't have any plans for this first one except to play round. 


J E N N E
What I did get done on our vacation last week - weaving.  Somehow this little portable loom was easier to use and carry around than my knitting project so I spent a lot of time at my friend Connie's kitchen table weaving while she worked on a hand sewn cathedral quilt (more on that later.)  Last time I didn't know what to do in the middle where the warp was a little dense and Brooke suggested the bunching them together uniting a couple at a time to combat that unruliness.  Its working great and I am experimenting with different ways to do that.

18 comments:

valerie said...

Using an embroidery frame like this, as a frame for weaving, is such a good idea. I'm definitely going to have to try this.
Best wishes
Valerie

jenne p said...

Thanks Valerie! They are pretty easy to find, and make such a good portable project!

Mollie Johanson said...

Brilliant! Do you mind if I pin this on Pinterest?

Trayne1837 said...

Do you have a post that shows how to set the hoops up... that would be so very helpful. I have so much yarn that was given to me... I think this would be a good artistic way to use it.

jenne p said...

@Mollie - go for it!

@Trayne1837 we are working on a overview which will be posted soon! more experiments to be done before we have finished experimenting with the circular weaving!

laraf75 said...

I love the different textures and dimensions that are forming with each weaving variation - can't wait to give it a try! Thank you!

Fibreperson said...

Sorry I'm so slow to respond! Thank you for the comments!!! Jenne and I are having so much fun and learning so much from this weaving "experiment".

Jeanine H said...

This is so beautiful! I love the circular weaving idea! You've presented it so well, and make it look so easy! I haven't been able to figure out a regular weaving loom yet, so this is beyond my skills...but, it's a direction I'd like to reach!

joséphine said...

très joli, j'aime beaucoup!
Bernadette

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Hi! Very cute! Did you leave them in the frame or were you able to finish the ends? Curious...

Alexis Corrine said...

Hi, I am a student at SF State, would you mind if I used your second photo for a project I am working on?

Rhonda Davis said...

Now I know what I can do with all those small embroidery hoops. "Christmas decorations for everyone!" for Christmas this year. Love this great idea! thank you

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Emma Nortley said...

This has got me very excited. Looking forward to giving this a try :)

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This has got me very excited. Looking forward to giving this a try :)

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