Learning to Weave

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It’s getting cooler around here, which means less time in the garden and more time curled up in a blanket on the couch. I still have some knitting projects to finish (like the 3 year cabled lake sweater) but I also thought I would learn something new this year. I’ve decided to try out weaving. I almost bought a loom the other day but instead thought it made more sense to see if I even liked weaving before making any big purchases… using an old picture frame I put together a table/frame loom and whipped up a practice piece.

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I really enjoy the process, and that it’s fairly straightforward. This piece is just a flat weave stitch so I can get a feel for it. I had some issues with keeping the square shape, but I think it should be easy to fix with some nails along the edges of the frame. It’s possible that the shape can be fixed with blocking once it’s finished. I’ll post when it’s done!

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