Friday, March 30, 2012

Pretty little things

Hello, friends. Spring is officially here and it gives me a perfect excuse to weave delicate, lightweight fabrics for Nutfield Weaver. I also tend to gravitate toward brighter, summer-y colors when selecting yarns, but I digress. Today's post is just about handwoven lace.

Handwoven lace often perplexes people when they see and feel it for the first time. Handwoven fabric, for many people, often means "lumpy and clumpy." (Think 1970's wool ponchos). I love having the opportunity to show people that handwoven fabric can be something entirely different! Fine mercerized cottons, silk, and linen work up beautifully when threaded on the loom for spot weave lace.

Here's an example:

Here is a pretty little handwoven lace tissue holder. I used a traditional spot weave pattern to weave this cloth. This piece features a ribbonwork rose in robins egg blue - very springtime-ish!

Here is a second tissue holder, also made of spot weave lace, with a lavender rose:

These little pieces are often purchased by brides looking for a special keepsake for mothers and grandmothers. But, really, everyone likes a pretty little thing now and then, don't you think?

Be well,

1 comment:

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Kate, love the gift idea for the mother of the bride. Very pretty, I have always loved huck lace.