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Scrap Happy November

November 14, 2018

yes – the small ( 4.75″ x 5′” or 12cm. x 12.5cm.) tapestry is woven with weaver’s scraps

thrums for the weft and linen warp from an elderly weaver’s stash

not something I will do again

the thrums are short lengths which requires extra threading-in ends when finished

and limited colour selection

a variety of yarn weights makes the weaving uneven

the back with the ends stitched in and cut

the front

handspun wool and silk – all natural dyes

of course the handspun yarns add to the textured surface

and still there are leftover thrums

good for stitching

Happy recycling!

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen and Connie

16 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2018 5:43 pm

    This is so sweet and skillful, what a lovely project! Cheers, Johanna

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  2. November 15, 2018 11:08 am

    I think it makes for an interesting textile. And now you know something more about what you like to do and don’t care to do again!

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    • November 15, 2018 1:14 pm

      Sue – I will continue to weave and make more thrums but using them to weave tapestry only adds to the challenge and makes it even slower. Only tried it for Scrap Happy.

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  3. vdbolyard permalink
    November 15, 2018 4:15 am

    i really really like this tapestry!

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  4. November 15, 2018 4:07 am

    You’re really rocking this Scrap Happy theme, Jean!

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  5. November 15, 2018 3:15 am

    That’s a gorgeous little piece. I wish WordPress would give us texture to touch in the photos, it looks beautifully nubbly. Love the yellow, lilac and purple togther…

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  6. claire93 permalink
    November 15, 2018 3:07 am

    lovely soft colours!

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  7. November 14, 2018 11:35 pm

    I just love the muted colours of this piece. I love what we all make from our scraps and this is a real joy.

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    • November 15, 2018 8:37 am

      Cathy – sometimes when we use scraps and leftovers the work is more creative than if we had unlimited materials.

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