Weaving complete; woven fabric removed from my 32″ Kromski harp

I’m thrilled to say that I’ve finally completed  weaving the fabric with my 32″ Kromski Harp. You know something? I really love this fabric. I love it so much that it’s sitting beside my bed so I can ‘pet the pretty’.  You know what else I like? Knowing the origin of the fabric/fiber that I use. It’s almost magical watching the fiber being woven from strands into cloth.

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At the end of my warp on my 32Kromski Harp

I will say that I had more than two hours left to finish this weaving project. There was a lot more left on the warp than I had thought. I wasn’t counting the hours, but I guess there was about six hours left before I was finished?

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Unrolling the fabric from my loom

Unwinding the fabric from the beam was thrilling as I observed the raw unfinished cloth unravel before me. Did I say that I really love how this turned out? In an earlier post I mentioned I went through a phase where I hated this woven project. It wasn’t that I was weaving incorrectly, but the cloth was not what I envisioned. However, I realized if I wanted  more vibrant colors that popped my warp (vertical fiber) should have been a neutral color. My warp was colorful. The weft (horizontal fiber) is the only thing that should have been colorful. On this project both (warp and weft) had plenty of color and so the vision I had was a bit lost, but I’m still loving this fabric.

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Wool fabric fresh off my 32″ Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom

I’ve already have a few ideas of what this project will turn into. A few pillows will be made for my daughters room. I will have some fabric left over and and I do believe I’ll make a project bag for someone who’s very special. 😉 But first, I’ll need to let this wash in a gentle bath, carefully wring and hang it next to the wood stove to dry. This wool is hand wash only.

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Oooo…that is so very nice! Love the colours. Melissa would love it, I’m sure – she likes anything along the lines of those Scottish tartans.
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Beautiful! I just ordered a small 19″ loom. I’m going to go back and reread your weaving posts to pick up hints. Perfect hint today to use a neutral color warp so the heft will pop! Thanks.


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