Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening

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Well my lovely Buttoneers, I have been weaving in the evening! See what I did there!? seriously, the weaving puns are just too much fun!) I know…I know…enough already with the weaving! This is the last one I promise…maybe…

I am still loving weaving and find it really therapeutic to sit on the floor and weave while we watch the T.V or make our way through the many box sets on Netflix. It’s my way of winding down after a hectic day.

The in and out of the weft weaves a certain sense of calm into my evening much like the winding of wool when I knit, or the stroke of a paintbrush on a canvas when I paint.

It gives me the chance to craft for myself rather than for my Etsy shop or here on the blog. It allows me to carry my crafting on into the evening without losing precious time with my fiancé.

Weaving has become a lovely routine in my evenings and I wanted to share with you my biggest project yet… 

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I fell in love with this deep burnt orange chunky knit wool in the Autumn which was perfect timing with the crispness of the auburn leaves and golden haze of autumn evenings. I had to tape the ends of the wool like a shoelace to squeeze them though the holes in my peg loom it was that chunky! 

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

I loved using the same chunky knit orange wool for the warp and weft of my weaving and hoped it would create a really dense woven piece at the end that was more hard-wearing than the thinner weavings. 

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The progress was quick and totally rewarding right from the first woven section. It was great to see that I wouldn’t be weaving the same piece forever to make it long as I get a little impatient with long projects sometimes! I am like a crafting magpie, darting from one shiny new project to the next! 

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

The tassles were lovely and chunky too. I would definitely use the same wool for warp and weft again. 

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When I trimmed them to be roughly the same length they looked so cute! 

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Workspace Wednesday – Weaving in the Evening at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

 

I easily fell in love with the thickness of the wool when woven together. The deep ridges of the wooden pegs are still in the weave thanks to the wool and it looks so good. 

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I had to lay it all out on our grey carpet to weave as it was so long and I love the contrast between the dusky grey and deep orange. I was seriously tempted to make a carpet runner down the stairs!

Can you imagine how many balls of wool that would take!? This weaving took four and a half balls of wool! Yikes!

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I played around placing the weaving in different places around the house…

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…but finally settled with using it as a chunky piano stool covering. Not only does it go really well with the dark wood of the piano but it makes the piano stool cosy and comfy to sit on! Yeay! 

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I really loved being able to create such a big weaving project so fast due to the chunky knit wool as the warp and weft. I would definitely use it again and am super excited to play around with different colours and adding in different textures and thickness’s of wool to my future weavings. Now I want to weave a whole rug! I may need a bigger loom for that though…

Have you had a go at weaving before? Did you see my Peg Loom Weaving Tutorial? Part One and Part Two are up on the blog now. Where would you have put this chunky 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!

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5 Comments

  1. Sharron
    December 3, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    love your choice of colour and also your matching nails 🙂

    • Eliston Button
      December 7, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Thank you so much lovely!

  2. Anne Cartwright
    December 7, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Hi Rachel,
    I noted your comment about having yarn almost too thick to go through the holes. I thread my pegs with a short piece of thinner yarn and then tie each side to the chunky warp so it behaves as if it’s going through. Make sure to tie it tight so the chunky curves round the front of the peg, flush against it. You can cut it off at the end. How this helps. By the way, where has part 1 of the peg loom weaving tutorial gone?

    blessings
    annec

    • Eliston Button
      December 7, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Hi there Anne, Thank you so much for the great peg loom tip for chunky yarn! That is a wonderful idea and I will definitely try it out. Peg loom weaving with chunky yarn gives such a gorgeous result but I always shy away because of the thickness! Also, Thanks so much for spotting my broken link to Part one of the tutorial! Since moving my blog across to being self-hosted a few links got lost and I am gradually tweaking it all as I go along but it is like a needle in a haystack! It should be all linked back up to date now.
      Thank you so very much lovely!
      Rachel

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