Rigid Heddle Rustic Placemats (2013)
|Pattern: Plain Weave
Yarns: Sakura Cotton (by Estelle Yarns) for weft; Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Ultrasoft for warp
Completed: August 25, 2013.
This was a project on my rigid heddle loom (Schacht Flip, 15″; used 8 dent reed, 112 ends). The Sakura Cotton is a very slow changing variegated yarn, so I made sure to wind/rewind the yarn on the shuttle so that cut ends would line up (and colours would continue evenly). Used about 4 balls of the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, and about 2/3 of one skein of the Sakura Cotton.
Wove the placemats to 18″, left about 1″ between placemats. Sewed down the ends before washing. After washing — placemats measure 11.5″ x 14.5″.
|You can see the colour progression between placemats (“in order”).|
|Other 3 placemats|
|Before washing — trimmed edge, whole placemat|
|Warp-focus — on the loom, and thend all stretched out on the floor|