Just before Christmas I embarked on the largest weaving project since I have owned my loom, which is a year and 5 months now. I usually start my weaving projects (and knitting) with some sort of inspiration, whether it be a photo, nature, yarn sample or a snippet of a textured pattern.
The seaside throw concept was born from this photo…
Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine yarn in 4 colours, I originally started with just 3, but added a 4th colour that is in between the green and the medium blue colour. Next was winding 840 warp ends (3,368 yards) and get them on the loom. A feat that took up approximately 20 hours over a couple weeks.
And here it is almost done. Just need to tie onto the front beam and then it was off to the races. My loom can accommodate a project up to 45″ wide, this came in at 41″, but once you start weaving, there is draw-in factor of anywhere from 1-2″, so the final weaving width was 39″ once it came off the loom.
Start to finish from design stage through to completion, this took me 2 1/2 months with work/life/holidays thrown into the mix.
Would I make another one?