Plaid

Over the weekend I took a break from my secret project to finish up my plaid woven wrap. Sometimes I just need to finish something when one project is taking up all my time with very slow visible progress. I’m very much a product-crafter as well as a process-crafter (meaning, I craft for the finished product as well as for my enjoyment), so sometimes I just need a finished product. Hence, carving out a few hours to finish the woven wrap.

I’m in love with how it turned out. The colors work well together in the plaid squares. I tried a traditional “twisted-braid” edging for the first time (instead of just plain tied tassel fringe), and I love the results–so clean and neat and utterly clever while being super easy. A quick bath and the fabric softened right up and the wool yarn bloomed to fill in all my little gaps and imperfections.

I finished it Saturday night just in time for church the next morning, and it was a perfect complement to a summer outfit in a cold sanctuary. My fondness for long, rectangle shawls is growing, and now I want one to go with every outfit during the summer. Even though summer nights here never really cool down enough to warrant a wrap, the air conditioning can be a bit too much to handle for long periods of time if it is especially well air-conditioned.

This wrap is another stepping stone to being able to eventually weave ones to sell.

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