Saturday, December 8, 2012

Table Runner Weaving Project

This post is dedicated to Thea of California Dreamin' who has been very interested in the weaving process.

The weaving books I've read lately recommend that you do a sample before beginning a project.  I'm not that organized and.....I don't want to put in the time and effort.  I decided to use colored pencils to help me make a decision on design.  I kinda knew what I wanted but I figured it would be easier if I put the plan on paper.

Weaving Plan

I had to give some thought as to where I was going to do my warping to get the length I needed.  Fortunately I have a folding table that works perfect and was able to adjust the distance to another table that I attached my warping peg to.

Begin Warping

Finished Warping

Warp Up Close

The next step is to carefully and with even tension, wind the warp onto the back beam.

Warp rolled onto Back Beam

To more easily thread the loom, I moved it to a normal height table.  

Ready to Thread

I threaded the loom and tied it under even tension to the front beam.

Threaded and Tied On

Begin weaving using scrap yarn to spread the warp evenly.

Begin Weaving with Scrap Yarn


I forgot to photograph taking the table runner off the loom and knotting and trimming the fringe.

Before washing, drying and pressing

And....ta da....the finished table runner.

Finished Table Runner  13.5 x 27.5 inches

Total time:  6 hours

Hope you had a good day.


thea said...

That's beautiful! Thanks for showing most of the process. I wove part of a rag rug with my mother, but only had to wrap the rags on the shuttle (is the correct term). I didn't put the warp on, nor did I help with taking the finished rug off.

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Nice and Christmasy!

Heike's quilts and socks said...

This is so beautiful. I like this christmas colors a lot.

Sheila said...

Your table runner is beautiful; thanks for sharing the process. Have a great holiday.

Jay said...

your runner is just gorgeous!!! Really a beautiful work of art...have a Merry Christmas!!

Kate said...

Very pretty! And very cool that you wove it yourself. When do you have time to sew?