After neglecting this Glimakra Standard loom for a few weeks, I lost my consistency in beating. The first panel, side one of a cushion, has a square-within-a-square pattern. And the squares are not all equal. If I tried to put the same pattern on the back panel, the cushion front and back would not match up at the seams.
Stripes to the rescue! The stripes use one of the four possible kuvikas blocks. I get a coordinating pattern without the fuss of trying to match up the sides. The stripes have a ribbed appearance–simpler than the squares, but still geometric. The patterns are different, but they work together and complement each other.
There are many different gifts in people; and the gifts all come from the same source. Each gift is like a pattern than can be used in a variety of ways, complementing the other patterns around it. Our Grand Weaver sees the whole project, and places the people with the gifts where they best fit in the overall fabric. You are made for a purpose. Your gifts are exactly what the rest of us need.
May your gifts bless those around you.
6 thoughts on “Kuvikas Squares Meet Stripes”
How did you change from blocks to stripes without retying? Love the idea!
Hi Linda, It’s easy! The stripe is simply the “dot” at the center of the squares elongated. I am just repeating that one block over and over.
Wondering what your fiber is?
Hi Cynthia, The warp and ground weft is 8/2 cotton. The pattern weft is doubled 8/2 tencel.
Karen, as a weaving wannabee, I want to tell you how appreciated your sharing of your thought and weaving processes are. Plus your excellent photos make what you share understandable. Thank you, thank you so much.
tsw, I appreciate your thoughtful comments so much! It’s my pleasure to have you *visit* my weaving studio and enjoy it with me.
All the best,