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

6 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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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Thanks so much for your kind comments, they always make my day.