Monday, January 3, 2011

One

My first finished project of 2011 is this lovely shawl made on my adjustable rectangular loom.
To finish off the very last section of weaving I made this little lace pattern. A nice finish and much easier than trying to pull the last bit of yarn through all these stitches.

I used the lovely yarn I received in my knitting group gift exchange, mohair I already had, and some lovely ribbon I bought at Joann Fabrics. I used a bit of ribbon in the shawl but most of it was used with the other yarns for the fringe.



This is what it looked like right before I took it off the loom. You can really see the lace stitch going diagonally across the shawl. I gave it a little bath and it is now drying outside. I had so much fun with this project. I spent approximately 18 hours on it, which is a lot quicker than knitting. The texture is completely different than knitting or crochet. It is really fun to find a different medium for fiber. I told my husband I was going to quit my part time job and become a fiber artist. I could get used to creating one of a kind shawls, but right now they would cost so much money that I don't think anyone would buy one. Ah..... I can dream though can't I?

7 comments:

by Teresa said...

Hi Meredith, wow, you did a great job on that shawl!! A real work of wearable art! What do you do in your part time job? It would be nice if you could be a craftswoman instead. :-)

Hugs, Teresa

tina said...

oooooooooooooooooooooh gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claudia said...

Mer, it came out beautifully! GORGEOUS. You are one talented little sister. (Dad called me, too, to let me know about everything.)

Here's to an etsy shop!

xo
Claudia

Toni said...

It looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!

BRSMaryland said...

A fiber artist sounds wonderful!
Your shawl is beautiful. I am very intrigued by weaving and your loom seems manageable, space-wise. Hmmmm ;-)
Looks like 2011 is off to a good start for you.
Happy new year!!

Char said...

I think this is just beautiful. I used to knit many years ago and I doubt that I would even know how to hold the needles anymore. I love what you created, lots of talent in your fingers and I can't wait to see more. Happy New Year to you and yours, Char

Lena said...

Oh this is so beautiful Meredith! I can't imagine having the patience to create such a lovely thing.

I think there is a market for very finely made garments like yours. You simply have to find it. This truly is stunning.