|Chunky weave Overshot|
I planned to make a set of two cushions covers to fit some neglected bare cushions from home. And anyway- who can ever have too many cushions right?
|I love the way the yarn "poofs" through in the design|
|I love the thick n thin yarns, and the change of colours. So pretty!|
After weaving my two lengths of fabric for my sections, I've taken my fabric off the loom, fulled it using warm water, shampoo and conditioner, and now it's waiting in my studio to be cut and sewn into cushion covers.
Here is my recipe and drafts if you would like to make this fabric. The backs of these fabrics look just as awesome and I can't really decide which way to sew it up yet!
Warp: two ply pale blue shetland yarn
Warp length: 3 meters
Weft: Cushion one - pale pink wool blend singles yarn.
Cushion two - Handspun thick n thin singles yarn in "Nebula" blended roving colourway
Working ends: 200 ends
Reed: 10 EPI, threaded one per dent
45 cm in the reed
The draft for cushion one and two are below. You need to add a tabby shot after each pattern weft row, as for standard overshot. I've named the first draft "Naughts and Kisses" because thats what I think it looks like! The second one made some really stunning "polka dots"
designs all over the fabric.
|Pink "Naughts and Kisses" overshot draft|
|Handspun "Polka Dots" Overshot draft|