field notes from the woolworks
... working at making and other joyful life strategies
Heidi Wulfraat • woolworker • maker • dreamer
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.
Everyday I try to find a little something that makes life interesting. A good book, a wagging dog, a cool breeze, tea with a friend.
Here are my field notes about making, discovering, and enjoying a simple, slow, handmade life.
Thanks so much for visiting. I appreciate your spending time with me.
STITCHER, MAKER, DREAMER, BOOK REVIEWS summer 2016