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.