Knots

Knotted Fringe

Knotted Fringe

Trying to get some of our linen weavings ready to give away for gifts,  the red-starred linen was cut in half  lengthwise and the cut sides hemmed. Then I ravelled a few cm into a fringe. Luckily for me, nautical Gráinne is an expert at knots, because she had to tie 80+knots in bundles of four warp ends.

Mat

Starry Mat

Constance was grateful!

This is the conclusion of the linen weaving project which Constance and I were working on this spring, and which came off the loom in this post.

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12 thoughts on “Knots

  1. The Quimper girls do such good work. That linen weaving and knots looks so artistic. Some lucky hittys will get some real nice gifts………sigh…..wish I had the patience to sew.

    • The blue stars were hemmed and have been sent off already, the trees made into bookmarks, and the little tulips became fancy aprons…we liked this project, it made a lot of people happy!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Tying all those knots is a meditation, isn’t it? Very contemplative and quiet work that connects us to all those weavers through the millenia who sat and gently, firmly tied those threads into place….

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