Ground Cover Project – Completed!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAReady to go!  Here is the completed blanket, with a knitted carry-all that I made from the weaving thrums and extra yarn.  Still have some yarn left over, but the fringe effect sure helped use up a bunch of it.  Today I will be dropping this off at the designated Ground Cover collection area.  What a lot of work!  But I learned a lot about the 2-2 twill structure in a “bound” treadling.  It makes a dense fabric that is a great thickness for a warm blanket.  Knowing what I know now, I would have constructed it differently so that the joins would not have turned out so rustic.  But, that adds to the charm.  I may have to make a similar one for myself!  I am just so glad that a homeless person will get good use out of it.

Thanks, Ann Morton, for organizing this project!

Before the final sewing.

Before the final sewing.

One section on the loom, in process.

One section on the loom, in process.

Scraps from the warp, getting knitted into a carry-all.

Scraps from the warp, getting knitted into a carry-all.

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About vairarenbeth

Just another person on the planet earth. My name is Claudia, but I am also known as teacatweaves, and teacatweaver. An escapee from the corporate grind, my husband and I are in a new phase of life. Now I read, weave, spin, urban hike, knit, make bread and pasta from scratch, and discover new and exciting things to my heart's content. One sweet dream is a reference to the Beatles - "...Soon we'll be away from here, step on the gas and wipe that tear away. One sweet dream - be true..."
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6 Responses to Ground Cover Project – Completed!

  1. Ann says:

    It looks fantastic –

  2. Virginia Glenn says:

    Fantastic -I can’t wait to see a photo of the whole thing all finished. I tried to figure out where you section fits – are you 9B? Great job!

  3. Laura says:

    What a great project. It looks great, and sounds like you learned a new technique in the process. I’m inspired.

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