Finishing a WIP
Updated: Aug 11, 2019
Some projects last long, like the one I just finished.
In February 2018 I learned the supplementary weft technique together with some friends in the workshop “Andean weaving". It is always great to weave with friends. The teachers did a good job, but I didn’t really like the example pattern we had to make. I started with the pattern they gave us, but in the evening I undid my work. I designed my own pattern and started over. For this band I used shinny golden embroidery floss for the extra weft.
I really enjoyed learning this technique.
During the workshop the teachers showed a few bands they made with this technique. I really liked one of the bands.
A few weeks later I drew that pattern, took a dive in my embroidery floss stash and started weaving. I was really happy with the result.
Later I saw the same technique with 2 supplementary weft threads that some of my friends made and it looked very very nice so I wanted to try that too.
A few days later a beautiful rainbow band popped in my mind, 🌈 so I designed a pattern for it. I warped my loom and selected embroidery floss. For this band I chose rainbow colors and different shades of blue.
I started weaving this band in October 2018.
Like many other people, I had too many projects going, so I didn’t really have the time to work on it.
But now it is finished 😀 and I am really happy with the result. 😁
I don’t know what you think about sewing in loose ends, it is not my favourite part of any crafting technique.
The supplementary weft technique with many colors results in a lot of loose ends. The good part is that after sewing in the loose ends you have a beautiful band to be proud of.
For explanation of this technique check this tutorial by Marieke Kranenburg. https://www.etsy.com/listing/686782536/inkle-weaving-with-supplementary-weft?ref=shop_home_active_1
The pattern for the rainbow band with 2 supplementary weft threads can be found on this site on the 'Pattern' page.