Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop - Weaving

Hello all. It has been a while. Today is Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. Here is the inspiration photo:

Rather than the colours, what spoke to me in this photo was 'texture'. I wanted to include wool in some way in my project and ended up finding this fabulous tutorial on weaving wall hangings, so decided to try to create a miniature wall hanging for my card.

I do love how this turned out. This was actually my test piece, I ran out of time to create another. It was a lot of fun and I plan to do more of it, but probably on a larger scale. The warp strings (vertical) are supposed to be worked into the back of the piece, but on this scale I found hiding the ends a little challenging so I just trimmed them and then glued the piece to heavy cardstock. You can see that the weaving is starting to loosen a bit, so hiding the fibres is probably a better option.

Here is a shot of the frame and work in progress:

Thanks for looking, hope you are enjoying the blog hop.

Supplies: Rustic White CS (PTI), Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI), Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers), various yarns and fibres


  1. So creative, Connie! Love the woven pattern.

  2. Wow! What fabulous texture on your card. I just love that this photo inspired you to try weaving!

  3. Connie, your gorgeous weaving brought back memories of college days. Took several fabric classes and loom weaving was one of them. Just couldn't figure out how to make a living out of it! Textures, colors on you piece fabulous! Love how you let the piece shine.

  4. This is SO cool Connie, and I just love your take on the inspiration photo! I need another hobby like a hole in the head, but I may have to check this out...it looks like so much fun! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)


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