I love working with different textures of yarn and roving. For this project I used an assortment of acrylic and wool-blend yarns, plus roving and rope that I dyed with bug scales! I generally shop in a muted palette (blushes, tans); it soothes me when I’m creating and makes a space feel cozy and calm when displayed.
First things first: rya! I’m a fan of really long rya and I always opt for at least two rows of fluffy yarn. I also really like movement in my weavings so I tend to create hills throughout and vary the textures with each layer.
Here’s a close up of the back (pre-weaving in the loose strands) and a close up of the front. I finished and attached this weaving to the dowel using stitching at different angels to get a sort of cable-stayed bridge look.
My next weaving project that I’m looking forward to continuing is a piece on my Crafterateur lap loom that I started because Bebe found a really nice stick. Did you know that weavings can be inspired by foraged sticks? It is true! Stay tuned for nature Bebe weaving collabs!