Weaving Project – Adriennes Rainbow

Colour gamp baby blankets
“Here goes another attempt to show the blanket I wove for my niece which is a modified version of Gertrude’s Fancy. Also included are several pictures of my first attempt at overshot, a pattern called Murphy’s Diaper. Someone asked me if I managed to get the circles round, I think I did. The idea for the baby blanket came from an older issue of Handwoven magazines.
The one in the magazine used 8/2 cotton in various colors for the background and white ? for the pattern. I bought, years ago, a color gamp kit from Lunatic Fringe in Florida and decided to use it for the blanket. The kit was 10/2 cotton so we had to adjust the pattern a bit, the other problem was we didn’t know if the kit contained enough yarn of each color.
In the kit there are 20 different colors, aprox. 400 yards of each. Needless to say we did a lot of calculating trying to figure if there was enough and then plunged ahead. I used 12 different colors in the blanket set at 20 epi and 3/2 pearl coton for the pattern. Fortunately I had enough yardage of each color to complete the project with a tad left over. Would have liked to use 13 but the width of the loom limited it to 12.
It’s a 4 harness weave, six treadle with one foot or 4 treadle with 2 feet. So is the Murphy’s Diaper pattern which came from the Portland Weaver’s Guild Friendship Coverlet project, they sell copies of the patterns they used. I used it to weave a runner and some pillows over the protests of the instructor who thought I should try something easier for a first project.

Adrienne’s Rainbow Baby Blanket

This is a closeup of the initials that were woven into the blanket.

This is a closeup of the Date woven into the blanket.

Murhpy’s Diaper weaving project
Murphy’s Diaper pattern which came from the Portland Weaver’s Guild Friendship Coverlet project, they sell copies of the patterns they used. I used it to weave a runner and some pillows over the protests of the instructor who thought I should try something easier for a first project.

by Willan.
Baby Blankets
Huck Lace Baby blanket Draft
Huck Lace Blanket
Adriennes Rainbow Blanket
Rigid Heddle Weaving Books
The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Handwoven Home: Weaving Techniques, Tips, and Projects for the Rigid-Heddle Loom
Color & Texture for the Rigid Heddle Loom: A Study in Yarn Selection for Weavers
Weaving Made Easy Revised and Updated: 17 Projects Using a Rigid-Heddle Loom
Weave•Knit•Wear: Simply Fabulous Clothing and Accessories for Rigid Heddle (and Other) Weavers

Hand Weaving Books
Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory
A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Handwoven
Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave
Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts
Double Weave: Theory and Practice
Magic of Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)
Weaving In the Arts: Widening the Learning Circle

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Last Updated on March 31, 2020 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