One of my Ravelry buddies just shared photos of a lovely little tapestry loom that he’s built.
He then commented that Noreen would probably say that you can weave tapestries on her beloved potholder looms.
And, of course, I chirrupped up: “Funny you should mention that, but Y E S you can! “
Last year, after the devastation of the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, I was very upset, and sat down with my sketchbook.
I did a little drawing that made me sit up and say: “I could weave that!”
So, I whipped out my Harrisville potholder loom (Link to Harrisville) and cut a square of cardboard to fit inside it.
I made a cartoon of the basic elements of the drawing: A circle inside a square, and taped it to the cardboard.
I decided to use all Harrisville yarns and fibers in this piece, so I warped up with warp yarn from Harrisville.
I used a table fork to beat the weft strands:
When I was finished, I wove an inkle border on my Schacht Inkle loom
I saw how the circle could become a face, so I warped up, again, and wove this:
And, this face made me think of the sun, so of course, I had to weave a companion,
‘Song to the Moon’: woven with yarn from my stash
Normally, I dislike fringes, but this piece demanded them, so I faithfully added them.
I was intrigued by weaving the expressive little faces (remember, the potholder loom yields a woven piece that is 6 inches square)
so…. with handspun yarn and stash yarn, I wove this little tapestry:
I have been meaning to block these little tapestries, but have been busy with so many other things that I haven’t gotten around to it.
But, when Misha joked about me weaving tapestries on the potholder loom, I thought…
“Well, they’re not blocked, but so what! I’ll post a note about them anyhow!”
So, when my ‘to do’ list calms down a little, I
will, um…. I might get them blocked!
Until then, keep on weaving! I am….
And, don’t forget to check out my other potholder loom weaving on my website: LINK
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