Monday, April 6, 2015

My first real weaving project, a Tapestry Cuff


I am finally finished my cuff. This was the first project we worked on in the weaving class I recently attended in Groton, MA. The weaving was all actually completed that day. We learned how to warp our looms for beading tapestry and beads and this cuff has numerous techniques in it, a veritable sampler of techniques.


This is actually a brass cuff. The fibers and beads have been woven on the loom and attached to the cuff. Ultrasuede is on the back. Not necessary, but I beaded the edges as our teachers samples were made that way. This took way longer to finish than it should have because I chose (blissful ignorance) the wrong size beads and these are size 15 and very very tiny. F O R E V E R it took!  But now I am glad I used them.

I would be the first to tell you it's far from perfect but if you can't see it from a galloping horse..............you know the rest! I will wear it proudly to work tomorrow and can't wait to hear the reaction from my good friends.

I am looking forward to my next project. The weaving is completed, just a tiny sampler, no beads. I am toying with inserting it in a clutch bag. We'll see. My mind is spinning with all sorts of creative ideas.

We will be leaving for Disney next Tuesday and are so excited to be leaving this cold gray climate. I have some major sewing and weaving plans to roll out as soon as I get back. I did manage to remake a pair of linen pants this weekend, not hemmed yet. The pants were really nice and part of a three piece ensemble. I wore the jacket and tank to pieces but the pants were always too voluminous. I took them all apart and recut them with my Sure Fit Sloper. They now fit really nicely, no big blobs of fabric behind my thighs.

Till I return from my trip...............Bunny


16 comments:

  1. The cuff is stunning! I can easily see why your mind is racing with ideas. I can' twit to see what you do next with that lovely loom.

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  2. Ha! Don't you just love auto correct...not!
    I can't WAIT to see..... Sorry

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  3. That's a cool skill to learn! Amazing! Nice to hear that your colleagues are your good friends, I'm interested to see your next weaving achievement.
    Wishing you a good holiday

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    1. The next piece is woven. I am just waffling how to best utilize it.

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  4. very pretty and always good to learn something new. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. Thanks and so good to hear from you! It's been a while.

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  5. How PRETTY!!!! I know you'll get lots of "ooohs & awwws" over this, Bunny. It is beautiful.
    Bon Voyage...have a great time at the Mouse House!

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  6. Love the cuff, so full of contrasts and interest. The old galloping horse visits me quite often. Enjoy your trip.
    Deb

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  7. Just gorgeous! I love all the texture and color.

    I know this trip will be so much fun and life time memories.

    Nonie

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  8. What a wonderful cuff, full of color and texture - I love it!

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  9. Once we master a new skill, or even see one on someone else's blog, it makes us want to do it too. I love what you have done with your weaving. So nice to create new cloth, to our own design and colour scheme - how seductive. I love the way your colours work - but I am so excited about the possibilities.

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  10. Beautiful bracelet, and it will be perfect to wear in FLA. Have fun!

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