Meanwhile Back in the Studio

Yes, it’s true! I still weave!

I can hardly believe this is the first piece I have woven this year. I had forgotten what it was like to weave chenille–the perfect blend of heaven and hell.

When I mentioned to a weaving friend that I was weaving chenille, she said “Oh, don’t the threads break a lot.” I replied, “Not that I recall”. and then 2 threads broke instantly. If anyone comments they want to see how I fixed it, I will show you. Otherwise, take my word that I found a elegant method for fixing the threads, but continue to keep my fingers crossed that I will complete the weaving with no additional breaks.

This entry was posted in Color Horoscope Weaving.


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    Barbara March 21, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Bonnie, I would love to see how you fix the broken chenille threads…

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    Blossom Merz March 21, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    So would I. I've avoided chenille in my warps, partly because fixing broken threads has seemed time consuming or resulted in unacceptable knots.


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    Dianne March 21, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Please, what is the gorgeous black, white and purple piece hanging behind you in the photo?

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    Sara March 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I love this picture of you, you cheery soul! Can't wait to see you…soon!

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    Rhonda from Baddeck March 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Although I've used chenille for weft, I'm araid to warp with it. Do you beat it lightly or hard? Fringe or hem? To finish, I spritz with water and put them through a rotary iron (mangle) – but can they be completely submerged? Inquiring minds want to know…

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    Bonnie March 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Hi to all who have left comments, Each requires a blog post which I will attempt to do. You have opened up (as they say) a can of worms (grin). Stay tuned for my take on chenille and also a word about “turned weft ikat”, the black, white and purple piece hanging on the wall.