Sunday, 10 November 2019

Another little weaving finished.

The little weaving is done. It went from this, small home made loom. . . . . 
 . . . . to this . . . .

 . . . . . and finished up like this. It is 11cm from side to side, 20 cm from top to bottom.

Loose French knots, wool wrapped round needle 5 or 6 times, more like messy bullion knots.

Red crayon to hang it with.

Small tighter French knots.

Tidy up the back by covering it with a piece of felt.

I previously made this one, it was a practice piece. Although ok, I thought it could be better, so I made some changes. Made on the same loom, it is a bit smaller.

I used string for the warps, now think it works better using wool. I quite like the fluffed up fringes. It also has a felt back on it.

It's quite enjoyable making these, it doesn't take long, three days at most. Now need to get on with other stuff. The sun is shining, I will go out after lunch. In the meantime I need to get a few things ready for Crafty Club tomorrow. Someone wants to make a Suffolk Puff brooch so I will take enough materials in case anyone else wants to join in. Now to look through my stash for suitable fabric. 
Toodle pip.  ilona

17 comments:

  1. That really is lovely Ilona.I dont know how you manage to finish them in such a short time!.If it was me doing it,it would most likely take about a year,lol.Ive been to the cemetery this morning to take a poppy display Id made for my grandad,grandma and uncle.I used bottle ends for the poppies and painted them with some old red nail varnish that I had been given,with a black button in the center.I surrounded them with white silk flowers that I had already got and put them all together in a flower basket.Even though I say it myself..I was really pleased with the end result!!It looked lovely on the grave!It is a nice day here today,so Im going for a 3 mile walk this afternoon,after I have got Hubbies dinner on.xx

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    1. Your poppy display sounds lovely, how nice Debi x

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  2. Had you forgotten it's Remembrance Sunday? The sun may have been shining for you but not so for the many who fell to allow you to enjoy the sun.

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    1. There is a service on our village green tomorrow and I shall attend that. Have you forgotten about the 11th hour on the 11th month, the official date for remembering all those who gave their lives for us. Now shut your stupid mouth.

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    2. Good for you Ilona. You are correct. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. We will remember them not people who make stupid comments. Loving your weaving.

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    3. Jacquie,I bet you are feeling a little bit silly now?.It is maybe as well to think before typing away on your keyboard.You might get your facts right then.

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    4. Yes, here in the US our Veterans day is today Mon 11th November.
      Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans.
      Love from Pam in Texas.x

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  3. Such a lovely woven landscape Ilona. You are an expert french knotter! I fancy having a go at weaving but already have so many other projects on the go. I hope you have a creative week ahead. :)

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  4. (I noticed that there seems to be another troublemaker lurking Ilona.)-As soon as I saw your new artwork I liked the red,possibly poppies?replacing the usual apples on your tree-the red pencil hanger and your signature on the back of your piece in red- it to me is an alternative tribute x

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  5. You have a great imagination that produces beautiful products. I especially love this one. Thank you for sharing!!

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  6. Hello Ilona, I always enjoy your posts. Don't comment much, because it seems like I always have the same thing to say but I'll say it again now . . . your use of color and design is stunning and so creative. Always a joy to see what you've come up with! Your creations always delight my eye and my hunger for color.

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  7. I'm just trying to fathom out what the rude person was saying. In one sentence she says they fell so you can enjoy the sun, and in another she's telling you you shouldn't be enjoying the sun? Ah well, it takes all sorts I suppose.

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    1. Don't bother trying to fathom it out, just someone trying to make me feel bad because maybe their life isn't going according to plan. A troll with a bad attitude.

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