Tapestry Weavings with T-Shirt Yarn
I started following a lot of weavers on Instagram and got inspired by their smaller wall tapestries. I made two this month.
The first was this purple and white one. The design started like this, but then I didn’t like that clump of purple.
So I put a row of purple rya knots along the bottom and did a diamond design.
I ended up taking out the very top of this weaving and putting in a V-shaped weaving.
The warp on my loom was only half full so I started a second piece with a blue and yellow design.
The main lesson I was learning with these pieces was about using t-shirt material. I cut it into strips similarly to what I did in the past for rug hooking. But the jersey fabric really pulls inwards over time. So I may lay it down with plenty of slack, but the next day it has pulled in. This pulls the warp into a V shape rather than straight up and down. I need to lay in even more slack when weaving with t-shirt yarn.
For this piece, I found some nubbly white yarn at Upcycle Recycle which inspired me to make a bowl of rice design.
I really enjoyed weaving this variegated yarn. It was so unpredictable how it looked when it was done. The nubbly yarn was fun too.