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27Sep/153

Circle Weave Along Tutorial Part 2!

Our Circle Weave Along project has been running for a week now! It has been super fun seeing people starting to post their progress photos on the Event page, here are a few really neat ones:

Simone Broersma is using some beautiful colours and a bulky yarn for the warp, this is going to look lovely!

 

Kate Winkler has made a wonderful theme of 'warm' and 'cold' colours for each end of the scarf:

 

Jacquie Chalmers has used a lovely spiral technique to make swirls for her scarf ends:

I am looking forward to seeing what the next week will bring! Here is part two of the tutorial, again we have the video plus the written tutorial, they really go together :) There is plenty of scope for your own creative flair to shine in this project

Here is the download of the written tutorial for Part 2 (click the image)

 

And here is the video to go with it. I hope you enjoy it!

Suzy

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20Sep/151

Circle Weave Along #1

This week is the start of the first of what we hope will become regular events, an online 'Along'. Wondering what that is? Well for this 'Along' we are going to Circle Weave a scarf! We would like to invite you to join us and follow along to make your own!

It works like this:

Over the next three weeks we will use the Facebook Events page as our home base for the Weave Along project. The three weeks will look like this:

Week 1. Weaving the circles

Week 2: Attaching the first circle and knitting and or crocheting the scarf centre length

Week 3: Attaching the second circle, finishing (weaving in ends) and creating the tassles

Each week there will be a new Tutorial for that part of the project, the tutorial will include both a video and a downloadable set of instructions to go with it. I will also be available on the Event page on Facebook to answer any questions and help out as needed.

I hope you will also post your progress photos on the Event page!

The Scarf is a design I came up with specifically for this Weave Along, I wanted to share something that anyone could have a go at, and it covers the basics of warping and weaving in plain weave. I hope we can encourage some people to get started for the first time with their weaving! If you are a more advanced weaver you are very welcome to add your own design into this project, you might want to add embellishments, different weave patterns in the circles, and play around with textures. The same goes for knitters! I have made this very simple but please view it as a base, if you wish to add to the design in any way this is NOT a pattern that must be followed, rather it is a GUIDE from which you can grow your own unique scarf! With all this in mind, plus the possibility that we will all bring different yarns to the project, I have deliberately left it simple and un-patternlike, I will be providing you with techniques and measurements, as well as suggestions for things like, how to deal with different yarn sizes within the project.

Today I am posting the first Tutorial! Please follow the link to pick up your free download of instruction, it includes a warping pattern and information about materials and weaving your circle and is designed to go along with the video (below), these two things are integral to each other. please take the time to read over the document first and then watch the video.

Download the written part of the Tutorial by clicking on the cover:

Watch the Tutorial Video:


For more information and warping patterns don't forget there is also the Warp Speed booklet that Andrew and I created, there are plenty more patterns in there as well as a template for making your own mid size circles. Just in case you are inspired to do some more after this project is completed!

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