Friday, June 27, 2014

Easy Summer Weaving - Fabric Strip Table Runner

When a friend stopped by my studio with a table runner she had woven from fabric strips, I was reminded of the rag rugs I had woven in the 90’s and was suddenly inspired to teach a summer class of weaving with fabric strips.

What better place to teach this class than at the Calico Cow Quilt Shop here in Roswell where there's plenty of room and we'd be surrounded by all the wonderful colors and patterns in fabric.

After Carolyn, the store owner, gave her approval, I first had to weave some samples. I purchased five different fabrics in my favorite New Mexico colors. At first I was a bit nervous as to how my fabric choices would work together when I started weaving.

Next, using my Olfa rotary cutter and board, I cut the fabric into strips.

 I set up my Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom and began to weave. 

Here's how it turned out.

The next time I stopped by the Calico Cow, Carolyn showed me a pre-cut collection of fabrics (known as a jelly roll) already put together by a designer. It's a no-brainer! Just follow the color sequence already there. As soon as I saw it, I had to have this one by Moda Fabrics called “summer.”

 What an easy and fun project for summertime.

You can join us at Calico Cow Quilt Shop and learn how to weave your own fabric strip table runner on Saturday, July 19. Click HERE for more details on how to register.

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