I allowed the remaining warp to sit on the loom for a little while after cutting off the Eye of the Beholder tapestry. It crossed my mind to be completely done with it. Go ahead, discard the bit of warp that is left, I told myself. But this is linen. I have a hard time discarding linen.
The warp on the loom is threaded in rosepath, with a coarse sett of 3 ends per centimeter (7.5 ends per inch). The potential weaving length is no more than 20-30 centimeters. Then, the “what if” happens. What if…I use leftover butterflies from the tapestry as weft for a short rosepath design? One thing leads to another. Now, I have a new favorite purse. The tapestry memories live on!
May you know when to ask, “What if?”
14 thoughts on “Process Review: Rosepath and Butterflies”
The perfect ending to this warp!
Hi Beth, I do like a happy ending!
What is the process that you used to finish your ends? Thank you.
Hi Den, I have a short video that describes this edging. It’s at the end of this post: Quiet Friday: Little Tapestry Diary. I use this edging for every small and large tapestry. It worked well for this short piece, too, since I used the same warp and sett as the tapestry.
Thanks so much, Bonnie!
Once more, so many smiles!
Hi Cindy, Smiles are good. I like that!
Hi Wanda, Thank you so much!
What a joy! So very lovely. I love it when a plan comes together.
He is faithful!
Hi Linda, All of the Lord’s plans are yes and amen!
To quote Susan Wesley: “Waste not. Want not.”
When the fiber was grown, harvested, processed, spun, dyed, woven…. It is all precious.
So glad to see another way to make spare warp beautiful as well as functional.
Hi Nannette, That’s a good word!