Saturday, May 16, 2015

mostly weaving....

I spent most of my time this week weaving with the Shosenshi linen paper I showed you last time. It's here if you missed it. At first I just wove the paper on the pin loom as it presented itself with all the kinks and creases but I decided I wanted a cleaner, more balanced look so I started straightening the paper as I wove and I'm loving how it looks and feels. It has a kind of crisp feel but I've read that it will soften with time. I did try weaving in a pattern but it didn't show up well so I just doodled over that one with a cross stitched flower and did a crochet edge....just a sample for the ledger. I also tried that same pattern with yarn and it shows up so well....another sample.

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They work up quickly and are very calming and relaxing to do. I'm thinking of connecting them to make a paper blanket....maybe with a contrasting bamboo yarn. I'll have to do some sampling. There are lots of interesting patterns and designs for pin looms and zoom looms on Pinterest, if you are interested. Just go to Pinterest.com and do a search.

I did also play with some paper folding and manipulating.

manipulated paper with pin pricking

I'm working on one where I've fused some color catcher sheets to cardstock. Hope to stitch on that one this week and will show you next time.

Also still working on the hat quilt. I'm having to piece fabric together for the borders and it involves matching the hat design fabric so it's taking a bit of time.....lots of basting to be sure it's matched up correctly.

We've had non-stop rain here so everything is lush and green and no need for much hand watering. One morning it was raining so hard that the rain looked like long running stitches.


Have a great weekend and hope you'll come back again for a visit.

17 comments:

Rachel said...

I like your woven squares!

helen sali said...

I've been off the internet, basically, for a little over a year due to all kinds of trauma. Wow do I miss your active various creative adventures and all your reference stories you link to etc. Hope to stay linked now.

helen sali said...

Can't even spell my name right, should be "salo" ha

Nancy said...

Love the look of the weaving...would love to feel it! The rain does indeed look like running stitches :) We had rain this week too. Now it is really windy.

deanna7trees said...

hi Helen. don't have your e-mail address so can't respond personally. glad to see you here.

FlashinScissors said...

Nice weaving Deanna, the square with your stitching looks great too! Yes, that rain does look like running stitches, amazing! Barbara xx

karen said...

I also love the weaving samples, the squares. You are building quite a collection. It reminds me of the paper rug we had a discussion about....do you remember?

Nat Palaskas said...

The weaving look like fun! You made me want to go back to my weaving again! Glad you got plenty of rain. We did too for the whole week - hugs Nat

Louise Oakes said...

The paper weaves up really well Deanna, it has a lovely looking texture. Do you use a large needle to weave the thread through once you've laid out the threads one way?

deanna7trees said...

yes, Louise. the threads are laid out three times and the fourth time is when you start weaving with a long needle somewhat like the needles used in doll making. i have to change to a shorter needle once i get to the end of the last row as it is quite a tight fit by then.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The paper must be quite strong to withstand the weaving process I think? Weaving is another of those things that are on my want-to-do list...maybe someday!

Anita said...

the woven squares looks amazing...they looks like palm/coconut leaves mats...

Jane Galley said...

love those woven blocks, they must be so lovely to touch. Like the sounds of a paper blanket

neki desu said...

great paper explorations!

Cherie said...

Your woven paper blocks are beautiful. And love how you have capture the rain, you are right it does look like running stitches....

liniecat said...

The weaving looks so good and amazing that paper can be so versatile.
That's a neat picture of the rain like that!

Peggy said...

Yes, rain stitches! I love the woven paper, its soft texture. And it looks fragile -- is it?

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