Monday, 23 September 2013

Hand Woven- Wall Hanging

September seems to have run away with me, it's always a busy month here. We try and fit in late summer sailing and as the Seasons slowly change I plan and work towards my Autumn/ Winter knitting, weaving and spinning projects. I have been wanting to make some "woolly art" for the wall for ages and now I'm pleased to show you my first effort!
 I have been working on my mini loom which is just the right size for a small project like this. (see blog post for June). I really enjoyed weaving this small wall hanging,

It is hand woven; the warp is string and the weft is worked with threads of wool, silk, cotton and mixed fibres, combining to make a firm cloth of "hues of seascape views". Using a piece of hazel wood, barked and smoothed then wax polished to hang the finished piece.  

I'm planning to weave some more "woolly art" in some of  my favourite colour ways. I also want to use some of my own  hand spun yarn I have been reserving for this task. I shall really enjoy the challenge to upscale to my table loom and make a large wall hanging.