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Pillow 1 and Sampler

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Created in this Craftsy Course

Floor Loom Weaving taught by Janet Dawson

Learn to weave on a loom for the first time or get your skills up to warp speed with Janet Dawson in Floor Loom Weaving.

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Category Weaving
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? 50/50 wool/bamboo

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I could not find 14" pillow forms so I had to go with 16x16. Seam allowance is about 1/4" --but it seemed to work well. The only other issue that might not be very accurate is the fulling--still not sure when that is complete but since I did not use 100% wool....I think I did well. Love the soft feel with the bamboo mix.

01/24/2013 Flag

Just as well that you didn't use 100% wool since it gave you enough width for the larger pillows. They look great!

01/26/2013 Flag

It is obvious to me on my first pillow that the weaving at the beginning was very inconsistent but I am happy to say that toward its end was greatly improved. When I post the 2nd and 3rd fully completed pillow -- it will show how consistent my weaving became. Practice works wonders as well as greater confidence with the help of fewer interruptions.

01/26/2013 Flag

Practice practice practice! That's what it all comes down to. That and giving yourself permission to not do things perfectly the very first time you try - we forget as adults how much effort it takes to learn a new thing and expect ourselves to be expert almost right away. Pillow 1 is all about practicing, not perfection. That was another reason we warped for several pieces: so you had enough warp to weave enough to see a marked improvement. Well done, you!

01/26/2013 Flag

The sampler of a dozen or more drafts in the course directory was done at the end of my weaving on the remaining warp and clearly shows consistency in weaving and well done selvedges. I now have many patterns to work with.

01/26/2013 Flag

Oh, MAN. That is beautiful! Lookit all those twills! SO. COOL. Love all the colors in the sampler. I'm clapping and squeeing like a little girl here. ;)

01/26/2013 Flag

Thank you -- I really took this well instructed class to heart -- I accomplished and learned more than I could have thought possible. I would like to do a blanket in course manner using one and/or two samples from the directory done in my sampler but don't think I have the loom width for it. I'll have to think on it.

01/27/2013 Flag