Weaving Workers at Home, part 2

Hello again, Friends! As we continue to stay home and stay healthy, we will keep up sharing our projects on the blog, to stay in touch and inspire each other to create. Today's projects include lots of weaving, a little knit and crochet, and gardening:




Weaving Workers at Home, part 1

As we all settle into new routines, and a different world for a little while, those of us who are makers are certainly grateful for our craft. The act of making beautiful things helps sustain our spirits, and there is also a satisfaction in completing abandoned projects and making a dent in the yarn or fiber stash!


I have been checking in with our teachers, and some former Weaving Workers, so we can share what we are all up to while we can't be together. This is just a sampling of the wide variety of projects going on at home!




The Impetuous Weaver Weaves a Gift

I do believe this is the first project I have woven with a specific gift recipient in mind- two recipients, in fact: my lovely niece and her new husband. As a wedding gift, I wanted this to be something special and personal, and also useful. Since I had Such Fun with the warping paddle last time, I wanted to make this a mixed-warp project, too.


snippets of mixed-warp yarns in natural white and blues




The Impetuous Weaver Plays with Texture

No longer able to resist the siren call of the Weavers Texture Sampler, I recently set out to make a simple, gauzy length of fabric featuring this array of many-textured yarns. Fuzzy, twinkling, slubbed, crisp, and diaphanous- it was going to be an adventure!


grouping of five yarns included in weavers texture sampler



The Impetuous Weaver presents: A Summertime Tote

woven bag hanging in front of shop

This quick summertime shoulder bag was inspired by sunny days and Juniper Moon Zooey, a cotton-linen blend that is crisp, strong,  and soft, with an earthy, slubby texture. The medium weight makes for quick work, and the slubbed texture does not demand precision. It's the perfect formula for casual, summery weaving!


The weaving experience needed to make this bag is minimal, and the finishing techniques can be very basic, or as finicky as you wish.