Friday, April 23, 2010

First attempt at Monks Belt

Here is my first attempt at monks belt. These will be mug rugs, I think I like them. I have a 7 yard black warp to play with.

I actually wound 2 of them, thinking that I could weave them side by side. I then remembered that with the monks belt you already have 2 shuttles. I thought that would be a bit much to handle. I also have many bright colors to use.

One thing about contributing to this blog weekly is that it really makes me get in the studio, at least on Friday, and get something done!

So today, at least for a little while longer I am going to ignore the sunshine, and the piles of mulch and the vegetable garden, and the new perennial beds that has taken up so much of my time lately, and I am going to concentrate on this warp. I believe I would like it better if that little half block wasn't there on the edges, so I may try to skip those threads and turn the contrast weft at that last full block. If I like it, I will get back on and post a picture of it.

P.S. Not quite what I had in mind but I came up with this.

Happy Weaving, Tina


LA said...

Way cool! That black warp really makes those colors POP!

Bonnie said...

Looks great.

Theresa said...

The colors do really pop on that black. They look great and nice job with the monk's belt. I have a hard time with that particular weave myself. While I find it beautiful, I also am not fond of the floats and durability in our household. Of course I should probably experiment again with the weave in a much finer thread too. One of these days...for now I'll just enjoy your lovely weaving.

Maggie said...

Those are cool! Monk's belt is something I'll be trying soon, too. I have to say, though, I know EXACTLY what you mean about the blog making you weave! I got my correctly-sized repair heddles and am dying to try them out before Wednesday so I can blog about it!