This time last year, I got excited about weaving. I’m a novice, I’d bought a rigid heddle loom and done the project in the instruction book but I was inspired by what I’d read in magazines and seen on the web including things like the Saori approach. And I love yarn, especially unusual, extra chunky colourful stuff.
So, having been baffled by the theory of warping and working out how much of everything I needed, I cast off on my own, plied some thin yarn for a warp and raided the stash for some lovely fiery Collinette Point 5 yarn for the weft. And I determined to make something what wasn’t a scarf.
I ran out of weft and had to spin some extra – it isn’t quite as chunky, the colours aren’t quite as muted; the two skeins of Point 5 are different batches so the colours are slightly different. It took a year to get around to sewing, the fabric is stabilised with interfacing to make it easier to sew, which only partially worked and the cushion pad is probably too big.
But now I’ve got a big fat cushion and I love it!