Weaving waves

I’m taking Jude Hill’s Considering Weave class and I’m finding it very illuminating and compelling. And every other beneficial adjective I could come up with. I wanted to weave this little pattern of waves since I saw her version on this blog post. I really like the way it turned out.

The indigo thread is a variegated sashiko thread from Buaisou sold as “murakumo” by A Verb for Keeping Warm here. I just love it. I don’t know what the other thread is, something I had hanging around unidentified. The loom is the Saffron pocket loom from Mirrix, which I am loving. The threads are slightly different in weight, which causes an interesting variation for my fingers to discover as I run them over the piece.

My selvedges could use some improvement. Not very straight. Each little triangle was quick to weave, and I was eager to move on to the next. So the piece worked up in just a few days. I decided to make nine triangles in honor of the nine patch.

I used a twining stitch for the ends which I learned from a YouTube video by Spruce & Linen. It uses two weft threads going the same direction. I like how it makes a secure end that looks a little chunkier than the main weave. It was difficult to weave neatly with these thin threads.

Photographing finished objects outdoors is a real joy. Finding interesting backgrounds and lighting conditions is part of the fun. This piece seemed to have a real affinity to rocks. I love how this big rock in the herb garden wall had a natural shelf perfect for display. And allowed the threads to cascade down.

3 Responses

  1. jude says:

    really lovely! in such a setting

  2. Nancy says:

    Okay, so I guess I will be here for a while tonight 🙂
    I took that class way back, but I mostly remember weaving cloth. I’m the student that doesn’t get to trying much of the lessons or just does her own thing. In my defense working and commuting/working life leaves me tired. I have a couple of Jude’s weavings, completely priceless to me.

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