This double-weave cotton baby blanket has sunshine yellow for the bottom layer, and aquamarine for the upper layer. The selvedges are delightfully dotted with specks of the sunshine yellow as the two wefts interlock at the sides.
Weaving with two shuttles always requires extra attention to know which shuttle goes where. And with double weave, especially, I need to know where to set a shuttle down, which shuttle goes across first, which thread goes over or under the other thread, etc. Consistency matters because the proper arrangement of weft threads at the selvedge will appropriately “stitch” the two layers closed. And the final result here is a cohesive baby blanket with decorative edges. Besides looking pretty, the carefully-placed weft threads hold the edges together.
Love is like that, too. Love holds people together. It stitches our loose edges into a cohesive fabric. It makes us into something that can work together instead of going our own way as separate pieces. Love from you refreshes the hearts of others and puts a delightful decorative edge on all your relationships.
May all those who encounter you know what it is like to be loved.
10 thoughts on “Dots of Sunshine at the Selvedges”
Love everything about this!!
Hi Beth, I’m glad this speaks to you. The yellow stitches were a pleasant surprise for me. Maybe our love to others can be like that in our messy world.
Beautiful job, Karen! As always!
Hi D’Anne, This was such an enjoyable project to weave.
I love the dots, and I would also love to see it after it is fulled/washed. It’s a lovely design for a baby blanket.
Hi Alison, I’m glad you like it. I’m in the process of washing, drying, pressing, and hemming. I think I may use the yellow thread for the hem, and purposely let it show.
I’ll post the two blankets when they are finished.
Lovely baby blankets!
How do you finish the ends?
Hi Tobie, I am still in the process of hemming these baby blankets. I hope to post pictures and explanation next week. The short answer is that I am turning the ends under to the inside, and then I am using a contrasting thread to whipstitch the edges together. Stay tuned…
I’m getting ready to start a blanket for a Christmas present. Question for you: did you need a temple for the project?
Hi Lee Ann, I did use a temple for this blanket. I almost always use a temple to get consistent results.