Thursday, March 24, 2011

Habitat Project: First Grid Woven

I completed the first grid which is actually the hardest one to do.  For those of you who are weavers reading this, at one point I had 7 wefts moving along at once! Can you figure out where that happened? Try to keep track of that when the fabric does not lay flat and cannot be beaten down into place because the grid warps are so far apart.  As I was talking to a friend of mine today, she suggested using clothes pins to hold the weft in place.  Great idea!  Why didn't I think of that!  Thanks to Bette I am using that technique on the second grid.  It does help. Here are pictures of the first completed grid and the next one I am weaving.

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  1. Anonymous9:54 PM

    Looks great! Look forward to the other panel.

  2. Thanks for commenting. Judy

  3. Wow, Judy, you are doing such a great job! That is so clever of Bette to suggest using clothes pins to hold the weft in place. How is working out? I love watching your progress and can't wait to see what is next!


  4. The clothes pins have helped alot. They have made it easier to do especially in the areas where several wefts are traveling across. I am working on the third piece in the series which will be called "Warm HeARTs Make a Warm Home". It's been a fun project. I am so glad I have been able to do it.

  5. Charlie3:45 PM

    What a talent! How many grids will you make ?


  6. Hi Charlie,

    I will do 5 grids. Three of them will be hung together and be auctioned off as one piece. The other two will be single pieces. Habitat will have 3 items to auction. I'm working on the fourth grid now. It is called "Beach House". I'll post pictures when they are all done so you can also see how they will hang from plumber's copper tubing and old porcelain knobs.