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October 9th, 2013

Thursday Threads 10/10

by Julie Hirt

What is Thursday Threads?  A weekly link up to share your quilting, sewing, crochet, tutorial, stash or any thread related project.  Anything goes!

 


Do you ever get that ho-hum feeling about sewing?  I hit a slump.  There are a couple of quilts and other projects I have lined up to work on soon, but I just needed a tiny little break.

Taking a break can be was dangerous for me.  I found another hobby. WEAVING!  Another hobby is just what I need (heavily sarcastic).

Blame it on Instagram and all the cool weaving pictures I spied with my little eye.   After some research and a massive vocabulary lesson in weaving, I decided on a 24″ Kromski Harp Rigid Heddle Loom.  I chose that model because it was a decent price, easy to put together and there are lots of videos available online on how to use it.

My first project:

rigid heddle (3)

I jumped right in and started playing around with cottons with no end project in mind.

rigid heddle (2)

It turned into a decent little placemat size thing. Not sure what I’ll do with it, but it was fun to make and I love the texture and colors.

rigid heddle (1)

Weaving is so fascinating to me. I think it’s because I love fiber, texture and just making things.  There are endless possibilities!

I have a lot of yarn from my crochet days, which aren’t really over, and weaving is a great way to use up some of that yarn.  Currently on the loom is a blue and gray scarf-to-be.

rigid heddle (4)

Anyone weave?  Any tips?  I think I’m ready to start playing with some patterns and designs outside of the basic weave.

Enough of my babble… let’s check out some links from last week:

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Moon & Star quilt from Jan at  Sew & Sow Farm. Plus, a sing-along of a great tune!

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This work in progress from QuiltinGal is going to be stunning.

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In love with all the color!  Check out all of Adrienne’s WIP’s at Chezzetcook.

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Rules:

    1. Share your quilting, sewing, crochet or any thread related projects or stash.
    2. Link back to Thursday Threads with a button or link in your blog post.
    3. Please, no direct links to Etsy stores.
    4. Comments are the best – be sure to leave some for others!

Next week Thursday Threads will be hosted at The Bored Zombie.   I’m taking a week off with my husband to enjoy some down time. We’ll probably head to the lake and do some kayaking. Maybe some camping with the dogs? Who knows where we’ll end up!

julie

 

 

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