What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs

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    • #83183
      Sandra
      Keymaster

        We thought we’d start a new thread where we can all share our “finished objects” (FOs) and “works in progress” WIPs.  Let us see what you are up to at the loom!

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      • #83257
        Judith
        Participant

          Just finished a set of waffle weave towels.  These were from a kit 😱 because I am not yet quite confident enough to design my own.  But as I am on season 2 I feel confident I will soon be able to draw, design and weave my own designs for towels or other projects.

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        • #83258
          Sandra
          Keymaster

            Your confidence will come and don’t feel badly about using a kit!  Most of us started out weaving by using patterns from magazines and friends, where all you had to do was buy the yarn!  I look forward to watching your weaving world slowly expand!

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          • #84048
            Ginette
            Keymaster

              What’s on, beside & under my loom 🙂

              Tea towels in a 2/2 twill, sett at 22 epi/ppi playing with stripes, Fibonacci & zingers in Venne’s 2/8 organic cotton and a kitten. We’ve adopted this little fellow 3 days ago and he totally explored my loom this morning. After his first initial peek at what I was doing while standing on the cat carrier, he was all over the place, top, underneath, warp at the front AND back of the loom, over the treadles, under the treadles, grabbing the treadles cords, watching the shuttle go back and forth, name it, he checked it out. It was very slow cloth weaving. Now to teach him that my loom needs to be left alone, but sure made me smile & laugh, good way to start the day 🙂

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            • #84767
              Kath Gerrard
              Participant

                Overshot scarfOvershot scarf on the loom – colours inspired by gorgeous outfits I have seen on Pakistani girls and women in our town.

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                • #84808
                  Sandra
                  Keymaster

                    That looks like a fun project, Kath!

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                • #85099
                  Judith
                  Participant

                    Just finished 4 picnic napkins. After watching the episode on sett I opened the sett for these up a little.  They would not be sturdy enough for every day napkins I don’t think.  But they match a basket handle I made on my Inkle loom and for a picnic basket they work!

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                    • #85101
                      Ginette
                      Keymaster

                        Those are just beautiful njwhenry! What sett did you open it up to?

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                        • #85102
                          Judith
                          Participant

                            This is 10/2 cotton.  I had it at 18 EPI and 18 PPI.  It was actually hard to keep it at 18 PPI even with the lightest beat.  And I had it set using an “odd” sett in  10 reed so I did have some lines in the fabric.  Those have evened out a bit after washing but I don’t think I would do this iteration again. I do like them for their drape and as picnic napkins they are fine.

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                      • #85248
                        Sandra
                        Keymaster

                          My WIP is a long warp of big tea towels – Log Cabin frame with lace dots in the white middle section.

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                          • #85271
                            Judith
                            Participant

                              Oh I really like this look!

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                            • #85272
                              Judith
                              Participant

                                Sorry.  Somehow my system sent two responses.

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                            • #85545
                              jfranzak
                              Participant

                                I made a set o Asymmetry towels and sent one on its way to my brother.

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                              • #85646
                                Sandra
                                Keymaster

                                  My 15-year-old granddaughter, Sophia,  mentioned in passing that she wanted to weave a small backpack sometime this summer.  With 2 weeks left before school starts, we arranged a weekend where this could happen!  I picked her up on Friday evening, and set her down with my sketchbook and pencil crayons and asked that she sketch an idea of what she wanted and in what colours.  I told her about “Mr.” Fibonacci and how he could help her create a beautiful design.  I went with her design and worked out the warp.  We had to make an emergency run to a friend to borrow some 8/2 lilac and then came home to work.  Sophia was hands-on all the way!  By supper the warp was on and ready to weave and she finished weaving before we headed to bed, so we could wash it and let it dry overnight.

                                  We had to do a bit of shopping on Sunday morning to find something that could be her straps and then I got to assembling the bag.  I don’t like machine sewing, but I managed to figure out how to sew it together with a lining and attach the straps by hand.  She is delighted the first item in her “fashion line” 😉

                                  Because the warp would be so short, I added enough for a scarf, which I’ll weave off for her using some Bambu from my stash.

                                  Sophia's Mini Backpack

                                   

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                                  • #87557
                                    kathleen ready
                                    Participant

                                      That is amazing, what a great design. I’m sure she will have lots of compliments on her new backpack when she heads back to school.

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                                  • #91440
                                    Sue
                                    Participant

                                      What a great idea. Well done Sophia (and Grandma)!

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                                    • #95816
                                      Debby
                                      Participant

                                        Just started online guild earlier this year, and I had a warp on my loom that I had not started to weave. I am trying to finish this so I can get my first sample dressed on my loom. I am loving this throw done with Harrisville Shetland but want to test out the new things I have learned from these online videos. I can’t get my pic to upload.

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                                      • #98103
                                        Sandra
                                        Keymaster

                                          Second to last tea towel on the 10-yard warp – I’ve had fun playing with Colour and Weave! I added a little extra “note” to the inside panel. With this towel, I wove it in dark grey to make the note sing, instead of being a quiet textural note 😉

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                                        • #98154
                                          Jacqueline
                                          Participant

                                            Sandra, love that pattern. Simplistic, yet sophisticated! 😊

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                                            • #98202
                                              Sandra
                                              Keymaster

                                                Thank you, Jacqueline!

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                                            • #102231
                                              David
                                              Participant

                                                On my loom today is a new warp, full of exciting possibilities. This is the Parrot sample, with Apricot, Turmeric, Hot Pink, Raspberry, and Peacock, along with black as the zinger. I’m looking forward to working on it over the weekend.

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                                                • #102429
                                                  Judith
                                                  Participant

                                                    Oh pretty! I am not quite there yet.  Can’t wait though.

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                                                • #103730
                                                  Judith
                                                  Participant

                                                    I finished the first part of the gamp sample from Season 2.  So educational!  Even though I got my sections a bit mixed up – the individual sections were threaded correctly and I wove in the sequence I warped so it works out ok. A cutout on black paper really helped.  I decided to cut off the first sample so I could look at my work before moving on. The red lines indicate changes in weft   97FE6A6E-41DA-4994-B64F-D7496603447D

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                                                    • #103824
                                                      Ginette
                                                      Keymaster

                                                        It looks great Judith!

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                                                    • #106756
                                                      Sarah74
                                                      Participant

                                                        Toddler weaver reporting in! Pretty much all of season one got me through this scarf – from planning the project all the way to fixing a broken warp thread. Feeling pretty pleased with how it turned out!

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                                                        • #106862
                                                          Sandra
                                                          Keymaster

                                                            Beautiful, Sarah!  Thanks for sharing 🙂

                                                             

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                                                        • #110370
                                                          Lana
                                                          Participant

                                                            Here is a set of dinner napkins I wove for my son’s family as a holiday gift.  Two color and weave  patterns in the warp and 10 different weft patterns.   There were woven on a Jane 40 table loom while on a camping trip in the American Southwest during most of October.  Also a sampler towel/runner/bread cloth/whatever from my extra warp.

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                                                            • #110372
                                                              Sandra
                                                              Keymaster

                                                                What a fun project – to weave AND to weave while travelling!  Well done!!

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                                                            • #154038
                                                              Ed Chapman
                                                              Participant

                                                                Just finished three shawls in 2/18 merino set at 18epi.Screen Shot 2020-02-06 at 5.54.34 PM

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                                                              • #155067
                                                                Sally Papin
                                                                Participant

                                                                  I am at least a couple weeks behind posting this.   I got so excited about watching season two I just dug out my old RH loom and set to work on division of space using my little sketches.   I even took my 10 dent rigid heddle and threaded for 18 epi!   The fabric turned out amazing.   I never dreamed you could do this with holes and slots but YES you can.    I really learned so much making these 4 towels.   Its all 8/2 cotton and so dreamy.     I could play this game for ages.

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                                                                  • #155462
                                                                    Ginette
                                                                    Keymaster

                                                                      Hi Sally,

                                                                      Love the colours! Your post is a little late in showing up here, our apologies! For some reason it was stuck in ‘pending’ mode which is unusual and we’re looking into it. Sorry about that but I do love your colours!!

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                                                                  • #154471
                                                                    Jennifer Tennant
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      ThesesIMG_2415These are 2 scarves I wove recently  from left over Tencel from a previous project.  Used ideas from Session 4 on twills , and previous Colour and design workshop and Jane’s Weaving through India workshop I took a few years ago. The edge and center stripes  are plain weave with twill in betweenIMG_2420

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                                                                      • #155463
                                                                        Ginette
                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                          Hi Jennifer,

                                                                          Simply gorgeous!! Your post as well is a little late to show up here on the forum! Apologies for that, we’re looking at why it was stuck in ‘pending’ mode 🙁

                                                                          But I love your scarves!

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                                                                      • #162447
                                                                        Judith
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          I have finished a set of linen towels.  I will not do linen again but this last one gave me a chance to play with division of space and squares.
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                                                                        • #162793
                                                                          Judy Mahoney
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            Color & Design-Asymmetry samples

                                                                            4th sample so far-2 more to go. Having a lot of fun just playing around😁 E1513C14-99CF-4512-8E5F-8EFEF8CACFEB

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                                                                          • #163529
                                                                            Jenni Gormley
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              Just got Assymetry Sample #1 in the raddle. New to the JST guild and loving it. Feeling like my beautiful Artisat might finally get some use  07086EB1-6EE4-4686-957B-0C3287EA9D92

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                                                                            • #163808
                                                                              joanbs
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                I just took off 18 feet of mostly pinwheel 8 shaft. I came across a weaver who was retiring and she virtually gave me most of my stash, and this is the wooly 8EC39504-6BB1-483D-B8BD-6AE8369CB4DAresult.29A14813-857E-42FF-8BCD-ECC5CDDAE8D7

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                                                                              • #164336
                                                                                Sue Anne Sullivan
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  diamonds and arrows scarf

                                                                                  I recently finished this Diamonds & Arrows scarf in 5/2 bamboo. This was my first piece after reading Jane’s advice for good selvedges and I could not believe the difference the weaving sequence made!! 🙂 Throw, beat and leave, change shed, return to castle, throw…..

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                                                                                • #164337
                                                                                  Sally Papin
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Me too!  What a difference.  I keep heating her words of lock in place.  Lovely scarf.</p>

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                                                                                  • #164338
                                                                                    Sally Papin
                                                                                    Participant
                                                                                      • I didnt get to watch live FB of weaving this fun warp but took lots if notes and picked 4 ideas.  This is so intetesting and i already started basket weave texture stripes. Just lovely.  Next time i will make a longer warp😊
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                                                                                    • #168101
                                                                                      Allyson Marbut
                                                                                      Participant

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                                                                                      • #170268
                                                                                        Sony Baron
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          Muted colour gamp meets point twill.

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                                                                                          • #170274
                                                                                            Sandra
                                                                                            Keymaster

                                                                                              Beautiful gamps using the layering of lessons learned, Sony!

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                                                                                          • #170314
                                                                                            Sally Papin
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              So many lovely possibilities.   Your work is beautiful!

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                                                                                            • #170318
                                                                                              Sally Papin
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                I am so proud of these 4 towels I named Coleus.   I used a combination of episodes to imagine it.  Most scary was choosing a photo and picking colors to weave.  The hardest part was the warp.  I a sure I spent a week trying to figure out something plain enough to weave those bright weft.colors  I used Parrot for my inspiration for the gamp squares and the small threading twill gamp from episode 4.   Along the way I decided to weave a plain weave contemporary one just for measure.    Anyway, Thanks Jane for so much inspiration and years of ideas yet to try.

                                                                                                Sally

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                                                                                                • #170322
                                                                                                  Sandra
                                                                                                  Keymaster

                                                                                                    Isn’t it fun choosing a photo and “running” with it!  You have created your own, beautiful and unique design!  They are beautiful, Sally.

                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                • #170321
                                                                                                  Judith
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    Sally Papin these are stunning!  I love the colors.  I have not been brave enough yet to use a picture like you have done. But seeing your results makes me want to give it a go!

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                                                                                                  • #170326
                                                                                                    Sally Papin
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      Thank you I am still freaking out that it turned out so amazing!

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                                                                                                    • #170327
                                                                                                      Sony Baron
                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                        The towels are gorgeous, Sally!

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                                                                                                      • #170329
                                                                                                        Sally Papin
                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                          Thank you Sony

                                                                                                           

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                                                                                                        • #170664
                                                                                                          Andy Leisk
                                                                                                          Participant

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                                                                                                            8/2 cottolin, 16 epi, 16 ppi, 1.5 times the thread count in the downloaded instructions, so this is 26.25 inches in the reed. Using up colors that I had in my stash rather than buying new to match the class/lesson colors.

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                                                                                                            • #170691
                                                                                                              Sandra
                                                                                                              Keymaster

                                                                                                                They are beautiful, Andy!  Lovely colours.

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