My niece (and goddaughter), expecting her first baby, requested that I weave a handwoven baby wrap for her. Favorite color: turquoise. Style request: "grown up". I knew she grew up around the water and teaches yoga so I immediately was thinking of something soft, peaceful, organic with colors flowing from one to another. We discussed using shades of turquoise and grays and samples went on the loom.
I would weave 3 sister wraps so I measured the warp: 6 chains, each 20 1/4 yards long. A total of 1000 ends of 10/2 pearl cotton in random stripes of 4 colors: light gray, medium gray, light turquoise/aqua and deep turquoise, to be sett at 30 ends per inch. I "ombred" the transitions from one color to the next so that the colors flowed smoothly from one to the next across the warp - all color changes being made on the warping mill.
9/30/2019 05:38:24 pm
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9/19/2021 01:54:59 pm
I have a question about the Calm on the Water baby wraps. You measured the warp at 20.25 yards and wove off three wraps. But if each one was 186 inches seems like that leaves a lot of warp on the loom. Does this account for the two samples for your niece and then fringe for the completed ones? Sorry if this seems a rather stupid question. I’m just learning and reading as much as I can on how other weavers plan projects.
9/19/2021 02:10:53 pm
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