Finished blanketMy loom's weaving width is 22".  For this project, I wanted to weave 2 blankets, one for a baby and one for an older kid.  22" is not wide enough for a blanket so I needed to employ a new-to-me technique called Double Weave.  One way Double Weave can be used allows the weaver to weave pieces that are twice the width of the loom's weaving width.  In my case, this would allow the pre-finished width to be 44" - perfect!

Basically, using double weave to make a double-width piece requires twice the number of harnesses for the same weave structure woven the standard way.  This means that I only had two harnesses to work with for weave structure - so I choose to weave them using tabby or plain weave.

Materials: Valley Cotton 3/2 space -dyed (color: Forest Combo) and 1450 Cotton Chenille (color: Griffin) (1450 yds/lb).

Double WeaveI completed two blankets - one baby blanket that after finishing measures about 34"x36" and one larger blanket that after finishing measures about 55"x36".

This was my first double-weave project.  For my notes from while it was in progress, please check out the "project journal" section of my website.

Click here for more photos of this project. 

These kitchen towels were woven on the same shell-color cotton (10/2) warp threaded in a undulating twill pattern.  The blue and gray yarns are also 10/2 cotton.  The red and gold yarns are the same bamboo yarns used in the bamboo wrap project.  Each towel is unique and woven specifically for each recipient.

If you would like to view the finished towels, please click here.

Here are some photos of my latest woven work. This was the first project completed on my LeClerc table loom at home.  This is a shadow weave wrap made from red and gold bamboo yarn. Please click here for more photos of this work.

For my third project at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, I made cotton baby blankets for my new nephew & niece who were expected in the next year. I made all four blankets out of cotton using a waffle weave to make them cosy and warm. 3 of the blankets were made using a variegated yarn and the fourth was made with alternating solid deep purple and white yarns. To see more photos of these blankets including one in use by my nephew Sam, click here.

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