To date this project took me the longest to complete. I started it the first week in August and took it off of the loom last week. It’s stunning and the photographs do not do it justice, you have to feel it. Wool, there’s nothing quite like it.
Initially I did twisted fringe for a finish and HATED it. So I took it all out and got out my Weaver’s Companion – almost on the last page they had directions for a woven edge and I knew this was it. Very easy to do and it’s clean. I thought the geometry of the piece called for a clean edge and it also tightened everything up at the beginning and end.
As I probably have posted this color combination came as somewhat of a surprise. I was using yarn that I had. When I got to the center I found two other colors in the weave studio I thought would work and kept weaving on.
I love that moment when you cut your warp threads at the end of a project and release the breast beam – the project rolls off and you get your first look at the project as a whole. I was so please with this.
It’s finished dimension is 24″x 36″. From every angle it looks wonderful. I have to tell you that I don’t think this will be spending any time on the floor. I’ll keep moving it around until it finds its home. This is one project that won’t be given away.