Over my many years of weaving, I’m created many failures and mistakes – we’ll call them weaving to-don’ts. Today’s episode is part 1 in what will be a series of stories listing weaving projects that went sideways.
Are you ready to learn from me and my adventures? Here we go!
Show Notes –
Shout Color Catcher – One of my weaving to-don’ts involved forgetting a Shout Color Catcher when washing my project. The red yarn completely bled into the white stripe next to it, creating an undesirable pink section. Nope. That was NOT the plan.
So, the moral of the story is to always include a Shout Color Catcher – especially during the first wash, when most of the extra dye will come out to play. If you haven’t heard of this and want to give it a go, click right here to pick some up for your next project. (p.s. I’m an Amazon Affiliate and get a little something if you shop using my link.)
Rep weave – If you love the look of rep weave and promise you won’t try to make a scarf with it, I have more information ready for you! In episode 47, I talk about the Nuts and Bolts of Rep Weave. It’s a great overview of this fabulous pattern – perfect for dense, heavy fabrics! (Not scarfs. Did I stress that enough? Just say “no” to rep weave and scarves together.)
October Weave Along –
It’s happening! The October Weave Along has officially started and the participating weavers are already creating brilliant things! If you haven’t checked out this month-long weaving program yet, there is still plenty of time. You are invited to join us!
We have a Facebook group called the Acton Creative October Weave Along where weavers are connecting from all over! And there is much more information for you at the homepage right here.
So if you are looking for some inspiration to return to weaving, or want to chat with other weavers, or simply want to try your hand at some 1/3 twill (our official October Weave Along pattern), this is the place for you! I can’t wait to see you there!
AC Insiders –
Are you enjoying Acton Creative, finding lots of value? You are officially invited to join the Acton Creative Insiders! This monthly membership, hosted by Patreon, is a fabulous way to support and be in “know” for all things Acton Creative. Click here to become a member. I can’t wait for you to join us!