Trying something new

Lottery tickets

Lottery tickets

Well, it’s obvious that my word of the year, abundance, did not carry over into the lottery. I seldom buy lottery tickets, but I had to buy gas, and there was all the talk about the Power Ball, so, okay, I succumbed. Don’t judge me.

I have been interested in the four-selvedge technique of weaving a tapestry for quite some time, but when I read the directions, nothing clicked. Maybe my brain just wasn’t ready or whatever, but finally I have read some directions that make sense to me. Of course, the fact that there are lots of pictures available helps. Sarah Swett has a great tutorial on this technique on her blog. Check it out and read her other entries. She is not only a great tapestry weaver and artist, but she also writes quite and interesting blog. There are also some other posts here and there about four-selvedge tapestry.  Two are on the Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei website here and here. Here are some links to posts on Tommye Scanlin’s Tapestry Share blog.

Maybe someday I’ll some pictures of my own efforts, but I think I need to make a jig for measuring the warp. Or find something that I can use in that way. Hmmm….

Have you ever done this? What are you working on? I’d love to hear.

2 thoughts on “Trying something new

  1. Carol L. Myers

    Thanks for the link to this technique Sherri! I have really limited weaving capabilities but I understood this-it’s not unlike using waste yarn for knitting. Looks like a neat technique for your Mirrix loom. I wonder if is more work than simply hemming the ends but it looks like a great finished product!

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  2. Sherri

    Glad you like it. I don’t know if it’s more work, but I like the way it looks better, especially for small pieces. It was on my list this week, but has been moved to another week.

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