monks belt sampler

monks belt sampler 2013

We did a four harness pattern weave sampler this week. I chose to expand a monks belt band pattern to create an overall design on a table loom. But first I tested a few different materials and weights to see how thick the weft needed to be to create a float that covered the warp. The finished sampler was about 5.5 inches by 5 feet. Aside from a few easily fixed tension issues it went together pretty quickly. I created a smaller piece as well that I plan to stitch up into a case.

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About amandawood

A contemporary embroiderer, dyer, and weaver full of admiration for Japanese textiles.

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