Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Determination!

I was determined not to blog until I finished weaving my band. I was a bit optimistic thinking that I would finish yesterday. I wove all day yesterday and I still was not finished by the time Dave arrived home from work, around 7:30 p.m.

This morning I started weaving around 5:30. I took a couple of 15 minute walking breaks, and I took time for breakfast. I finally finished close to 11:30 this morning.


The result... 84" of woven band with 3" of braid and fringe on each end for a total of 90". I am thrilled!

Yes, there are many little mistakes in my weaving. My left edge turned out really well, but I still have to figure out how to keep my right edge even, and there are places where the pattern threads aren't as defined as I would have liked them. I'd like to figure out a way to maintain tension while braiding the ends, so that I can avoid the little bumps that appeared. However, after all is said and done, I am very happy with my long, long band! I think I'll try a shorter one next time!


In case you were wondering, I did not forgo tatting an Ice Drop. I want a nice, big stash of them for Christmas!

15 comments:

  1. Totally in awe of this band weaving. I can't begin to understand how this is done. You must have to pay attention to each 'throw'. Lovely pattern!

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    1. YouTube videos are wonderful! ;-)

      Yes, I do have to pay attention. I thought I had the pattern memorized, and that's when I messed up. Lesson learned!

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  2. It looks perfect and beautiful to me :-)

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    1. Thank you! It's far from perfect, but it's pretty darn good!

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  3. Your band looks awesome to me!!!! :)
    You are going to have quite the collection of Ice Drops!!! :)

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    1. Thank you! I am pleased as punch! Yes, my stash of Ice Drops is growing!

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  4. The band is drop dead gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! I am really excited about how nice it turned out.

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  5. Wow, that band is really wonderful! ,(and blue!)

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  6. Fabulous Diane, well done to you! It does look complicated, but very effective.

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  7. Total and complete awe at your beautiful band. Hats off! And... you mean you are actually capable of weaving, I mean, doing anything tangibe at 5:30 am????????????? Hats off again :)

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  8. P.S. I like the gem in this Ice Drop very much :)

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  9. It's fantastic everthing about it💟🌹💟

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  10. Lovely band, well done, looks great
    Another beautiful ice drop

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