Weaving SAORI style

A beginner's weaving experience with the SAORI weaving loom.

Stretch Mounting Hand Woven Fabric

Well, I learned a lot from my first try at stretch mounting my handwoven fabric. I under-estimated the width of the wooden frame because the fabric stretched lengthwise much more than I expected. I have about a foot of fabric folded in on both ends. But overall I am happy with the proportions of the finished piece and the effect of the fabric being taut with edges rather than hanging freely. The little pillow on the couch was made from some wool fabric that I made when we lived in Cuenca.

This wall hanging was woven from my hand dyed threads. It was a combination of 5/2 mercerized cotton and the thicker hand spun local cotton. I also used my first-time-hand-spun white cotton which was very uneven but the effect is very nice. I’m very pleased with this project and love seeing it every day and watching how the changing light affects the colors.

This wall hanging was woven from my hand dyed threads. It was a combination of 5/2 mercerized cotton and the thicker hand spun local cotton. I also used my first-time-hand-spun white cotton which was very uneven but the effect is very nice. I’m very pleased with this project and love seeing it every day and watching how the changing light affects the colors.

My wall hanging is in good company here. Our living room has a tree installed on one side and a hobbit-size-non-functioning stone furnace on the other side. Winn’s art desk faces the window while his banjo waits next to the loveseat.

My wall hanging is in good company here. Our living room has a tree installed on one side and a hobbit-size-non-functioning stone furnace on the other side. Winn’s art desk faces the window while his banjo waits next to the loveseat.