Blanket + Dog

Hole in Blanket

Blanket + Dog = Disaster
Some time ago, I wove some handspun/dyed mohair blankets. I sold several of them, but decided to keep one for myself as the colours were so bright and cheery.

The warp was comprised of 2/3 commercial 2 ply wool and 1/3 handspun. For the handspun, I spun a singles of wool and plyed it with a commercially spun mohair. The weft was a 2 ply commercial wool.

I dyed 1/3 of the yarns (both warp and weft) in red, 1/3 in cyan and 1/3 in blue. The warp was 44″ wide and sett at 6 e.p.i. I used an 8 dent reed, allowing an extra space for each mohair yarn. I wanted to create large squares of colour, so I divided the warp equally into thirds. 1/3 red, 1/3 cyan, 1/3 blue. Correspondingly, the weft was woven in thirds as well. I liked the effect of colour, however, if I did this project again, I would have more contrast of colour between the green and blue. I think the blue should have been in the dye pot a bit longer.

Dog:
One day, I was curled up in it reading a good book, and my faithful dog “Q” laid beside me as she always does. I fell asleep. When I awoke, I found she had chewed a hole in my new blanket. The blanket now has a 3″ hole in it.
Disaster

Hole in Blanket
Hole in Blanket

Suggestions Wanted
Help??
How would you fix this? Solutions can be woven, sewn, quilted, crocheted, knitted or ??

I(found some similar yarn and I did eventually end up darning the hole, much as I would do with socks.

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The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
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Last Updated on April 25, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi

1 comment

  1. I would consider making a whole lot of patches that blended or didn’t depending on your taste and then randomly placing them over your blanket…or if you wanted put a whole ‘ribbon’ across the width/length of the blanket – making it woven so it looked like it was supposed to be there 🙂

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