Workspace Wednesday – Weave It To Me…

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Weave it to me (see what I did there!?) to buy a wooden peg loom when I left college and then totally forget about it.

Weave it to me (I am still loving the pun!) to only remember it until I came up against the letter ‘L’ in Photo-a-Day October 2014 that I had made in to my Eliston Button A to Z of Crafts (#elistonbuttonatozofcrafts) project on Instagram.

Weave it to me (okay…okay…I’ll stop now!) to have to re-learn it for my photo and then fall madly in love with weaving again.

Seriously, everything WILL be woven!!

This is the original photo from the project. I was half way through and was using small balls of left over wool and playing around with stripes and blocks of colour. I absolutely love the purple flecked wool and the burnt orange chunky wool…

Day 12 - L is for..Loom - Photo-a-Day October 2014 - Eliston Button A to Z of Craft at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I also love how (unintentionally) the deep red wool against the fluffy white wool looks like father Christmas’ trouser leg…bring on the Christmas weaving inspiration! 

Full Weaving Across Top of Pic - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Orange, Purple, Red and White Wool Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Orange Wool and Purple Flecked Wool Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Chunky Orange and Flecked Purple Wool Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I then moved on and started intentionally using full balls of wool (I usually like to keep them looking nice and buy new for a project…I am a total craft hoarder enthusiast!) I have loved this softer variegated grey toned wool for ages and have always been unsure on how to use it so this was perfect! I challenged myself to figure out how to create triangles with the fluffy pink angora wool. It was tricky but I figured it out in the end after a few frustrating errors that made me pull it all off the loom and start over. 

Grey and Pink Weaving with Tassels - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I love the colours together and the softness of this woven piece. I can see this hanging in the studio with its calming colours if it wasn’t for the fact that my eyes go puffy and I start to sneeze when I am too close to the angora wool…I think I may have an allergy :/  

Pale Grey and Pink Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

…and then came the Christmas themed weaving! I love love love this white fluffy ostrich yarn (it is 100% acrylic so no ostriches were harmed in this weaving!) I love how the red and white contrasts, yet sit together so well and I love the texture. 

Christmas Weaving Tassels - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

It was super fun to weave and I am sure I had ‘Jingle Bells’ playing on repeat in my head! 

Christmas Weaving Close Up - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

This next weaving was a bit more thought out. I wondered what it would be like to try and create a landscape via the weaving. I grabbed up my oranges, yellows and reds and then picked out blue and sea foam coloured wool from my stash along with a few neutral shades…

Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Orange Sunset Wool Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

…I started off weaving a sandy coloured section at the bottom and then adding a strip of white before adding the sea foam and blue sea. I then build up a little oozing sunset above the beach and sea topped with a little cloud and pale sky. This is one of my favourite weavings so far. I think maybe because it is my most ‘worked out beforehand’ weaving and I stepped out of my comfort zone a little bit. I am really proud of the outcome.

I love this little beach scene and can totally imagine myself stood with the sand between my toes awestruck by the distant sunset melting into the horizon. 

Sunset Weaving Close up - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

My latest weaving adventure is this chunky variegated pink woollen one for the studio that has a small sparkly blue stripe every so often. I love the hot pink and navy blue together and the glittery wool really catches your eye! I can’t wait to see the finished piece and figure out where to hang it! 

Wooden Peg Loom Wool Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Work in Progress PInk Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Pink and Sparkle Blue Wool Weaving - Workspace Wednesday - Weave It To Me...at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I love seeing all of my weavings so far all together in one place and am super glad I could share them with you for my Workspace Wednesday this week. 

Which is your favourite weaving? Can you imagine where you would hang one? Have you ever experimented with peg loom weaving? I would love to hear all about it!

Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on! Call back next week too for Tutorial Tuesday as I am sharing with you my peg loom tutorial so you can make your own! See you there!

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