I'm Going To Teach Myself To Weave

Discussion in 'Hobbies & Crafts' started by Ina I. Wonder, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    It seems a lot of people these days (not referring to you @Von Jones, just quoting you because you mentioned cost of making) are unaware of how expensive the equipment and supplies are that are needed to create handcrafted goods. Many expect to purchase handmade items for the same as what they'd spend on a sweat shop product (or something machine produced) from a third world country, and don't even take into account the time to create designs, select specific materials, etc. Also, supplies cost quite a bit more here in the US/UK/Canada. @Ina I. Wonder I think it's great that you are able to make and donate them, and I think they'll be very much appreciated by the vets. I can't wait to see your progress!
     
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  2. Sandy Wood

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    That is just beautiful. I bet you could do rugs as well. I was given a homemade small loom but never had the time to put it together and make something. Your room of your house which looks to be a log cabin is so homey and comfortable looking. Makes me feel quite mellow looking at the pictures. So have you started any more projects? I am excited for you and your new hobby. Keep us updated.
     
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  3. Von Jones

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    Oh yeah. I had crocheted a queen size bedspread with hopes to sell at the flea market and people just looked at me like 'Is she for real?' My mother had admired it so I gave it to her. Since then I've stuck to hats and scarves. Those that I don't sell I donate to the Salvation Army.
     
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    @Ina I. Wonder, how is the blanket progressing? May we see a new photo?
     
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  5. Ina I. Wonder

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    Hi @Ruby Begonia . Thank you for your interest.

    I had to quit for a week because the new movements were causing my spine to inflame, so a few upper body exercises were needed.

    But early this morning, I just finished the warping for my secound attempt. I used crochet thread for my first attempt because I was afraid of something snapping and it worked well, but the threads were really hard to see with my blurry vision. This time I'm using yarn for the warping and wefting threads.
     
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    Ina, I had a feeling your back would yell at you, but I was hoping not! Nice, that you can go back to the weaving but take it easy my friend!
     
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