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Corduroy Tree: aa120799

Corduroy Weave Bag

These Christmas tree ornament bags were woven using 8/2 cotton for both warp and weft. I livened the project up by adding some metallic yarns. As I was unsure about how the metallic yarns would work as warp, I threaded them with the 8/2 cotton, treating the 2 yarns as one (i.e. threaded in the same heddle).
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Threading

  • 4 ends – Red 2/8 Cotton
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 32 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 8 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 32 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 4 ends – Red

Total Ends = 112

Sett = 20 epi

Warp Length = 3 yards

The threading is a single corduroy weave structure, adapted from Peter Collingwood’s book,The Techniques of Rug Weaving, p. 397.

Weft

The project is woven using 2 shuttles. 8/2 Red cotton weaves the background. The base of the corduroy tree is woven using 6 strands of black 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. The green corduroy “trees” are woven using 6 strands of green 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. This draft weaves both sides of the bag at once. Between each “bag” I wove 1.5 inches of tabby, for cutting and sewing allowance.

Corduroy Trees

Each “tree” was cut and shaped on the loom, before advancing the warp. I found it best to weave the 1.5″ of tabby – before trimming the “trees” to avoid accidentally cutting the warp threads. (Yes, I learned the hard way.)


Finishing

 

After cutting the warp off the loom, each bag was cut and folded in half. I stitched the side and bottom of the bag and folded over the top edge. The edge was finished with a single crochet stitch using 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. A crocheted chain completed the handle of the little bag.

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Weaving – Transparency Ornament: aa122498

As part of our recent ornament exchange, I made these ornaments using hemp as warp and background weft. My original star design uses 4/4 Foxfiber Green cotton.

This was my first attempt at doing a transparency weaving. I used the end of a hemp warp that I had used for towels. I resleyed the warp at 10 epi, leaving a 1 inch space between each ornament. As I was doing several ornaments at one time across the width of the loom, I was unable to use the beater to beat each row in place. Instead, I used a tapestry beater to place the weft.I would recommend doing each ornament individually on a narrow warp, (i.e. 32 ends) as using the reed and beater would give a more consistent and even beat.

Warp: 3 ply Hemp

Background weft: 3 ply hemp

Design Weft: 4/4 Foxfiber Cotton – Green

Sett: 10 epi

No. Ends: 32
Threading – 1,2,3,4 twill

Treadling:

Tabby: 1,3 Hemp

Design: 2,3 Cotton, using small butterflies for each separate section of the design

Tabby: 2,4 Hemp

Design: 3,4 Cotton
Finishing: Hem stitch each end with the same hemp yarn as the weft.

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