After my somewhat successful hemstitching experience, I have cut my undulating shadow weave off the loom.
I wet finished it in cold water. I let it soak for about half an hour in the washing machine, agitated briefly, and then put it on the spin cycle. I ironed it while still damp. This softened the fabric beautifully.
To cut the fringe, I finally broke down and bought one of these....
..... a rotary cutter which I found in the quilting department at the local big box store. It made trimming the fringe a breeze.
I think this is the first time I actually got even, straight fringe. No more eyeballing with scissors for me!
So here it is:
In looking at it I'm now thinking more of a shawl than a table runner. Either way I am very pleased with it and interested in exploring undulating shadow weave a little more. I have a few ideas to vary it somewhat, so hopefully I'll have another project on the loom soon.
Next - Weekend Weaving - Shadow weave with novelty yarn
Posted 6 Oct. 2006 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
Shadow Weave Profiles
Undulating Shadow Weave 1 - Weaving
Undulating Shadow Weave 2 - Hemstitching
Shadow Weave Samples 1 - Begins the series of samples