Sweedish Weaving

Old 06-17-2013, 04:51 AM
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Not exactly quilting, but has anyone here ever done Sweedish Weaving on Monk Cloth? I saw some completed table runners and blankets recently and loved it. There is a couple good tutorials on You Tube. I think I'm going to try it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:22 AM
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I've not done it but thanks for adding another project to my "I wanna try this" list!
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:19 AM
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Don't remember exactly when I did this, but if it involves yarn or thread and fabric, I've tried it at one time or another!

Depending on the size weave of the background fabric you use, you can create some really lovely pieces.

One word to the wise, don't use a loosely woven background (like the 1/4" square afghan fabric) for anything that will be washed unless you add some sort of stabilizer, like fusible interfacing. You also would want to check the colorfastness of your floss or yarn. As we all know certain colors have a tendency to run.

You could certainly use pieces you created with this method to make a lovely wall hanging or table runner. Don't think I'd want to use it for a bed quilt unless it was on the really tight weave background which of course means really small "floats" in your weaving.

Left out part of a sentence above - the size weave of the background determines whether you use floss or yarn and the number of strands.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:32 AM
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I used to have a couple towels that had them on the edges of them. I repurposed them as baby wash up towels. I have heard it also called chicken scratch or hardranger (sp?). Funny you should mention this. I found a large piece a couple weeks ago thrifting and I think I will make a pin cushion or pillow from it.
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I did huck toweling in the 60s and loved it. Can't tell you much more than that as it has been 40+ years, but I know I loved doing it. Of course I loved to do all types of embroidery by hand.
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Here is the link to the post with the child's towel I made with the one I found. It is the fourth picture down from the top.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ts-t52506.html
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I loved doing these -- did a number back in the day I work at a LQS/general fabric shop -- we had some of the fabric on a long roll several years ago. I was the only one in the shop that knew what it was used for. Seemed we used embroidery floss. Been many years back....
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They called it huck weaving or some such name when I did it. I made several towels with different designs. I enjoyed it.
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I have done it love it. I have a beautiful afghan that I made a few years ago and it covers the back of my lazy boy chair. It was fun, I'd do it again!
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Originally Posted by Hulalulu View Post
I loved doing these -- did a number back in the day I work at a LQS/general fabric shop -- we had some of the fabric on a long roll several years ago. I was the only one in the shop that knew what it was used for. Seemed we used embroidery floss. Been many years back....
Hulalulu, what would a tourist expect to find in Kauai as far as LQS? We plan to visit there for our 50th anniversary and I'm sure I'll be looking for quilt shops. We found a great one in Maui, but only ONE! Not so lucky in Oahu before that. I may have to get in touch with you before we make that big trip!
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