I started this monthly, year-long challenge in the hopes that I might finally complete it. I have never been able to complete such long-term projects, and as you can see, I’m already having some trouble staying on schedule. The idea is to weave one item per month, using any loom I have. It can be anything in any colour, from tapestries to towels.
For January, I set out to weave a wall-hanging out of whatever red and pink yarns I had in my stash. I chose this colour theme because January’s birthstone is garnet and I wanted to use that as my inspiration.
Here, I’ve warped the frame loom using pink 8/4 cotton. I had received this Schacht Lilli Loom for Christmas and I was excited to use it.
Then the project was hung up on the wall and forgotten for several days.
On 25th January, I finally made a start.
By this time, I was so bored of it. I had so few reds and pinks in my stash, and most of them were worsted-weight causing the weaving to take ages. I also realised that tapestry weaving wasn’t really exciting to me. I prefer multi-shaft looms where pretty patterns appear with minimal effort.
This was taken in early February. I had gone over time.
15th February — finally done! I ended the tapestry early because I was just so fed up of weaving it. I had not joined colours very well, and edges were pulling in. I think it’s almost safe to say that I won’t be doing more tapestry weaving unless I have lots of chunky yarns.