Here's a repost (with a little added detail) for all of my
Rigid Heddle friends. The perfect best friend (or baby) blanket.
For those of you who visit the shop (or my facebook page,or instagram, or twitter .... :) you may recognize wee little Dorothy.
woven on: 32" Ashford Rigid Heddle loom
finished Size: 29" x 40"
reed size: 5 dpi
warp yarn :
1 skein (100g) sturdy worsted weight yarn,
... I used Briggs and Little Heritage Wool, natural
1 skein (125g) super bulky, textured yarn,
... I used Heidi's by Hand bulky Mohair locks, natural
which measures 4 wpi (wraps per inch).
200g super bulky textured yarn,
... I used Heidi's by hand Super bulky handspun, natural
which measures 3 wpi (wraps per inch)
warp length: dress the loom with 75" warp length
warp width: dress the loom using a full 32" width
pattern: make up using a simple, single heddle, plain weave
finishing: cut fringes at 2" length (or longer if desired)
*For (human) babies consider finishing all four edges with a satin or crushed cotton binding rather than leaving a fringe.
.... give to one of your best friends to cuddle up in.
9/17/2016 07:37:29 am
Hello Heidi, Wow this blanket sure is lovely. I hope one day to be able to weave it's such a fabulous craft. Your puppy is just delicious. This new web site is amazing with once again your beautiful photos that inspire so much. I just want to jump right into you world of everything beautiful natural and so artistic. I think of you often Darling and will get myself to you some time soon I plan. I want to give Edward a little scratch behind his ears too it that's OK plus visit with all your babies being a family with fur babies also. They are our children the only difference is that we did not carry them for 9 months & potty train lol. Well, girl just a little word to say a great big hello and I am so proud of all your hard work. You make it look so easy.. we both know tis' not so however I know it is the life your Soul has chosen and it fits you so very well. You are brilliant & I love & miss you. Will see you soon, sending you all love & more joy than you can fit in your beautiful heart. Lise
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