The last weaving pass is run, the center yarn is clipped and your shawl is done! Yippee!
Oh yeah, the weaving is done, now there's the finishing.
How do you go from that triangle shaped weaving on the wall to the beautiful, drapey, shawl to wrap around your shoulders?
Follow along on the pictures below, and if you have any questions, you can contact me via messenger from our Havencroft Farm Homestead Facebook page.
|The weaving is done! This is a twill/tabby combo pattern done with 100% Havencroft Farm grown Jacob sheep wool (Patchwork Cowboy and Havencroft Lauren's fleeces) processed into yarn at Yampa Valley Fiberworks and hand-dyed by me.)|
|Pretty as it looks from a distance, there are still some spacing issues that need fixing.|
|Spend time lining up yarns with your trusty weaving comb. (Not to recommend Walmart, but this is the comb I use.)|
|The top edge is crocheted off the loom. Now to lift the bottom two edges.|
|Just gently lift the yarn off the pegs, or nails, starting at the bottom corner.|
|This shawl is now attached to the loom only at the top two corners. This is where you can see floats or any other issues that may need to be fixed by stitching them in.|
|Some shawls I crochet a decorative border, and strenghthener on the top, other shawls don't seem to need it. This one needed a bit of straightening on the top edge, which is provided by the crochet border.|
|After washing and rinsing, roll your shawl up in a towel and gently squeeze out the excess water.|
|Lay your shawl flat and shape it how you want it to dry. I put a king sized sheet over a few towels on our queen sized bed to block my shawls. It's a big enough space, and the door is closed to our bedroom, so it is a cat-free zone, too.|
Give it a bit to dry and then wear your beautiful new shawl. This particular shawl is for a friend, if you want to see a picture of her wearing it (give me a few days to get it delivered!) visit our Havencroft Farm Homestead Facebook page.