Whether you want to give a friend a handwoven gift for their new baby or create an heirloom for your own child, these handwoven projects are sure to make a special keepsake. With this free eBook full of beautiful and unique projects and patterns, Weaving Today invites you to explore the joy of weaving a blanket made especially for a treasured little one. If you’re making your first blanket, you’ll find the projects easy to follow, detailed with instructions and images. Experienced weavers will love the beautiful projects and advancing their skills while creating a keepsake to be treasured for years to come.
It’s always hard for new weavers to know how to set priorities for what to buy, especially since weaving tools can be expensive. What do you really need? Everyone knows you need a loom, but with that come tools, like raddles that enable efficient warping. A weaving shuttle is probably the most important piece of equipment you’ll need and those come in various types, each with its own best use. There are a few types of warp measurers; a warping board is probably the most common. If affordability is your aim, learn how to make your own warping board with the free instructions in this eBook!
A Handwoven Blanket Project for Beginners
Huck Weave by Linda Ligon
This lightweight cloth is the perfect project to get started weaving baby blankets. A simple crocheted edging borders Linda Ligon’s lightweight baby blanket which is delicately patterned with huck lace diamonds.
This Handwoven Children’s Blanket Will Make the Best. Gift. Ever.
Crayon and Blanket Pillows by Beverly Savel
Weave a baby blanket that will become a treasured keepsake for any child, perhaps even a security blanket – comforting its owner through early years of life. Add a fun touch with handmade crayon pillows to match. Crayons struck Beverly as an ideal motif for the border of a child’s blanket, but how to weave the border on all four sides? The solution is to use a supplementary weft for the top and bottom borders and a supplementary warp for the borders on the the sides.
Playing with Color in Your Handwoven Projects
A New Look at Threading M’s and O’s by Kathleen Farling
The floats in M’s and O’s provide an opportunity to play with color at the loom. You can change the pair of wefts any time, creating stripes and gradations of color and a different look for every piece. Instructions given here are for the turquoise cloth. Weave it first following the treadling and then choose your own colors for the second one.
Handwoven Waffle Weave Project
Waffle Weave Baby Blanket by Suzie Liles
Waffle weave produces an especially insulating fabric; it also shows off luxury yarns with dimensional cells framed by long floats. What a perfect recipe for a handwoven baby blanket that is durable, washable, and more importantly, baby soft.
These projects are great for all kinds of weavers.
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