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February 22, 2013

the two side panels for my Roman shades are finished

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they took longer to weave than I planned on because I had to measure each pattern change so the pattern would line up vertically

now I have to warp a wider section for the center shade

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so far I’m pleased with the results

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the local consignment store had this lovely surprise – I couldn’t leave it there, unappreciated!

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when I got it home and looked at it carefully I was delighted to discover that the weft is linen, cotton warp.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2013 2:39 am

    you’ll have some very elegant shades.and yes, your thrift shops rock.

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  2. February 24, 2013 5:23 am

    ok, jean, the shades are going to be lovely, but you have the BEST thrift shops or the best people downsizing, or both.

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    • February 24, 2013 8:31 am

      Velma – we have an aging population, but it is nothing to the markets in Japan and when I lived in England the shops always had treasures.

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  3. February 23, 2013 12:38 am

    When you refer to alignment, it reminds me of Ikat, Il like so much this technique.
    Just to be sure I understand here, when you say ” vertically”, you mean that when you were weaving, you had the weft and warp aligned like in the right part of the first picture, correct ?

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    • February 23, 2013 8:30 am

      Guillaume – these are meant to be two side panels with a wider piece in the middle. the doubled pattern threads in the weft must be exactly the same distance apart for the entire length of the weaving so that they match across all three pieces when hung.Even the slightest irregularity when the light is shining through would look terrible.

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  4. February 22, 2013 8:09 pm

    Lovely pattern on your shades. I’m sure it will be worth the trouble. And that’s a gorgeous honeycomb you bought.

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    • February 22, 2013 8:58 pm

      Alice – I can’t resist an old piece when it is special. It has been well used but cared for, no stains and so soft.

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