Project

Just In Time..

Project Description

What was your source for this weaving project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Heart Design by Nettie's Needleworks Link to website or photo store.monksclothandmore.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MC&Product_Code=PN02&Category_Code=SWP What are you most proud of? I finished it "Just in time" for Christmas, when i got to meet my newest grandson. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start with a small project. Use the natural or ecru color monks cloth for the first time, the white can be bothersome to the eyes. Pre-shrink, make sure you sew all around the ends,then wash and dry before you start weaving. Variegated yarns looks wonderful!

What you will need

  • Monks Cloth /Yarn

Q&A with Watterstide

AmandaC1 asked:
I've done the towels using her patterns, but I have trouble getting the monk's cloth to work the same. What's the trick?
Watterstide answered:
Amanda, I am not sure what your referring to. After pre washing and drying, i find center in both directions. I then run a thin piece of dark yarn or thread in both directions.(at centers) I then work right to left of center first. Can you be more specific with your issue?
AmandaC1 asked:
Also, how did you get the colored edges?
Watterstide answered:
I used the variegated yarn from the project, and did a blanket stitch.
AmandaC1 asked:
My fabric always seemed to un weave itself as I worked. I think the pre-washing might be the secret. Do you have to finish the edges first? And is the nun-stitch different for monk's cloth than the towel material? I tried the nun-stitch I know and it seemed to really bunch up the fabric more than it did on the towels. Thanks so much for helping me. You're work is lovely.
Watterstide answered:
Amanda, i am not getting timely updates on our conversation here. could we continue this thru email? strut526 at gmail.com you must use a sewing machine and sew around all the edges before washing and drying. if your stitches are bunching up, your pulling the yarn to tight.