Completed Be My Valentine Wall Hanging on the studio work wall. HeartSong Studio pictorial blog post pending. Also pictured is my Exercise in Diagonals tapestry weaving. Woven on a small 5" x 7" picture frame. Pictured next to it, is the draft of my pending [the frame is already prepped and warped] Exercise in Right Angels.
Close up view of the Be My Valentine — Needle Weaving done on a circular knitting loom
All of these ornaments are made of fabric that is woven by hand on my loom. The fabric is hardened, cut and decorated with glitter and a cute little red bow. Each ornament is 2 1/8" in diameter. http://www.etsy.com/listing/87315891/christmas-tree-ornament-handwoven
These were made from the bits of leftover fabric from making my Christmas stockings.
I woven the fabric for the fronts of these stockings in an overshot pattern from Marguerite Davison's A Handweavers Pattern Book called Rose Valley. The warp was 20/2 cotton and the weft 5/2. the back of the stocking is recycled sheet material and the lining recycled from silk shirts.
I chose Bertha Gray Hayes' Ferns and Flowers pattern (page 127 of Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes/Miniature Overshot Patterns) to use for my Christmas cards this year. They turned out looking like snowflakes so I re-named it Snowflake. I sewed the edges on my sewing machine and used a few dots of glue to attach them…