31 July 2013

New Craft Adventures - Weaving

I've been knitting and crocheting for years, and though I still love both, I've decided to start a new wooly craft adventure... weaving!  I mentioned this in a previous blog post, and I finally did something about it!  In February I joined the Napier Weavers Club, and have been having great fun with them since.

They don't do official lessons at the club, instead newbies just show up on club days, and the more experienced members show you what to do.  After first starting simple with a little scarf on a loom that was already warped (so I didn't have to do any of the hard part), I moved on to my first real project of a pair of baby blanket loveys for my baby Izzy.

First scarf on loom

Measuring the baby blanket warp

Warping the loom

Finishing hem stitch

Cutting the fringe

Snuggling the baby

The Napier Weavers are great because not only do they weave, but they also knit, crochet, felt, spin and dye yarn.  Basically any fibre craft that can be done, they do!  If you've interested in joining, the club contact information is available on their page on the Napier City Council's Community web page: http://www.napier.govt.nz/index.php?pid=138&rid=283

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Kya - you've been so busy! Izzy looks too cute under her new blanket wrap. How long did it take you to make?

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    1. Well, I started the blankets before I went away on my 5 week trip to the States, so there was a bit of an interruption. But I think it took about 7 or 8 club visits of 2 hours each to finish the two blankets? I made two of course because for baby loveys you always need a spare for when one is in the wash. ;)

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