Centerweave

My journey into the world of weaving

Table runner, once placemat, completed

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Everyone’s advice was wonderful and I thought a lot about what I wanted to do.

I definitely need to have a harder beat with the placemats because I would like them to be sturdy. So I decided to make this first piece into the tablerunner. It really doesn’t matter to me how long it will be.

Then I will start again with the first placemat. I will beat hard, the shed open, because that does seem to compact the picks.

I’m having a good time with this pattern and with the weaving. I am getting a good rhythm going and as long as I don’t lose focus, I am fine!

So the first placemat next … again!

2 thoughts on “Table runner, once placemat, completed

  1. It’s wonderful to be able to be flexible! I agree about placemats needing to be firm, so I think you’ve come up with a good plan for what you’ve already woven. It will be interesting to compare the two when you’re done with this warp.

  2. Beating with the shed open is not a great idea because it allows the weft thread to move around a bit. Instead, beat on a closed shed but use a temple. The temple helps to spread out the warp ends, especially those at the selvedge, so that the weft threads can pack down more easily. It is really the closeness of the selvedge ends that prevents the beater from closing as far as it could otherwise.

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