Starting last Friday I decided to do some weaving on my floor loom. My hands had been hurting after my Navajo weaving class and I didn't want to activate my carpel tunnel by knitting or crocheting. I had been working on the berry colored shawl for 8 years. I had started on it and then my health took a nose dive. When I was packing and moving it had been in storage most of the time.
My intent on moving into this house was to make my guest room the 'loom room.' My son soon moved in it so I didn't do any weaving. He's been gone several months now so I finally got inspired to weave and had a weaving workshop over the 4th of July holidays.
The picture below is my completed projects. I finished the berry shawl on Friday and spent all day Saturday weaving the purple/teal shawl. I had no interruptions and throughly enjoyed the finished fabric. Now it's time to tie on a new warp to the loom and start new projects.
Here is the bowl of yarns that I used to weave the purple/teal shawl. I love gathering all of the yarns with different textures and colors. To me it's a work of art on its own. My dog Nala loved overseeing the weaving process.
All of the different textures and colors came out splendidly. You never know what you will truly get until you are done when weaving freestyle. It's like painting with fiber. I love my wild woman wearing her jewel tones shawls.
The berry colored project I started weaving almost eight years ago in Virginia. I'm glad it's completed now.
Blast from the past my weaving that I made years ago. I love the colors and textures.
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