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Blue side, white side!

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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, Classic, Casual
Janet Dawson on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Warp: Briggs & Little Regal SoftSpun, 2ply (Natural) Weft: Briggs & Little Regal 1 ply, (Blue WO)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Your stripes don't have to be 5 inches wide, of course. Decide how wide you're going to make your blanket, then divide that width into equal sections of whatever size stripe you like! You'll also want a floating selvage, 'cause 1/3 twill doesn't make a very tidy edge.

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Are the dimensions for this in the class materials?

10/14/2013 Flag

Nope. I usually do my blankets about 50" wide in the reed and between 80 and 100" long under tension.

06/20/2015 Flag

Thanks, Janet...I'm going to do a scarf like this with my handspun...natural grey and Peacock Cushings dyed.

10/28/2013 Flag

I love this blanket! How wide is it? Did you weave it on the Baby Wolf? Thanks.

06/20/2015 Flag

I wove it on a different loom. The warp was 50" wide in the reed, and it came out around 45" wide, as I recall.

06/20/2015 Flag

I wove it on a different loom. The warp was 50" wide in the reed, and it came out around 45" wide, as I recall.

06/20/2015 Flag

Do you ever weave blankets on the Baby Wolf? Maybe Craftsy could get you to do a class on Double weave. Thanks for your quick response. I am finding that I am attracted to woven blankets--what loom size would you recommend without taking over the whole house. I would love a Glimakra, but I would need a new house first. Very sad!

06/20/2015 Flag

My first loom was 60" wide and my loom has a 90" wide loom, so I've never actually woven a double width blanket. I love woven blankets, and I find the ones 45" or less in the reed on the skimpy side unless they're double width. Just a lap blanket, really. I really like them as wide as I can make them, but 60" is too much of a stretch to weave quickly and comfortably. 50-52" is much more comfortable to weave for me given my wing span.

06/20/2015 Flag