You know that I can never pass up an opportunity to stretch my creative legs, so when my friend Tina announced a new weaving collaboration, I was instantly in. I had started one project, but couldn’t get it quite right. I came home from Snap inspired and with a suitcase full of crafting supplies that were screaming to be used. As you know, I’ve been slowly working on transitioning Matilda’s room from a nursery to a little girl’s room, and I’m making bits and pieces here and there. When I saw the colors I had collected, inspiration struck and my Bright and Fluffy Yarn Weaving was born. After you read about what my weaving, make sure you click on all of the links at the bottom of the post so you can check out what the very talented artists in this collaboration have made.
I gathered my loom and some squishy yarn. Most of the yarn I used came from Boye at Snap. I also used their flower loom. I added in some sticks that the ladies at the DecoArt booth let me have that were painted in their new Neon Brights and a key that I got in my Michael’s bag at one of the dinners.
I wouldn’t call myself a weaver. In fact, as much as I’ve played around with it, this is the first weaving I’ve actually finished. I keep trying to double check that I’m using the proper terms when I describe something. If I don’t, please feel free to (kindly!) correct me. (Deep breath) So, I started by creating my warp.
I love tassels and wanted big ones. I’m not sure that I could have gotten bigger than this white yarn! I did a row across the bottom.
From there, I just started playing with my yarn. I didn’t do any crazy stitches. The entire weaving is basically the same, only with some places going over one and others over two.
I added in the sticks every once in a while.
I found the most beautiful sparkly roving in my stash and really wanted to add it in. I have no idea what I originally bought it for, but I’m so glad I did!
I wanted my weaving to have a couple of different elements added in, so I attached the key to one section and created a flower with the flower loom for another. I *might* be addicted to making yarn flowers now.
When I pulled my weaving off the loom, I kept expecting it to fall apart on me. I had so much fun creating it, but I had never gotten this far with a weaving before and I assumed that something would go wrong. It totally worked!! The poles went in just fine and the entire weaving held together. All I needed to do for my Bright and Fluffy Yarn Weaving was trim the ends.
I love this piece and I love how it looks on Matilda’s wall. I find myself looking at it and just enjoying what I’ve made.
I do believe finishing my Bright and Fluffy Yarn Weaving has given me a full blown case of Weave All the Things. I had such a fantastic time with this and can’t wait for our next collaboration!
Please check out all of these fantastic creations!