Last week I had errands to do. Of course, with me, that includes a trip to the thrift store. I was actually on a mission when I went. I was looking for some old pillows. I buy them along with pillow shams and put them in the bottom of the dog kennels. The dogs like them and if something happens to them, I don’t care a bit as typically I only pay $1.50 for the pillow with the sham. I frequently wash the shams but the pillows..not as much depending on what they’re made of. Anyway, I found my pillows and was off to scope out some other deals.
Being Kelli and I are both wanting to do rug hooking I was on the hunt for wool. Sadly no jackets, blazers or skirts could be found. I went to look where they sell fabric on the off chance that there might be some there. There was just one piece…but I also found this… Some lady’s forgotten project of Huck Weaving or Swedish Weaving.
I’ve seen this weaving several times and have always wanted to give it a try. It’s just so beautiful. I think the second reason why I am so attracted to it is because of my own Swedish heritage.
Here’s a close up picture…beautiful right??
Well the bag was stapled shut so I wasn’t sure what I getting but I did know that I was going to buy it and hope for the best. After all there looked like there was at least $3 worth of the thread and the whole bag only cost $3.
I got it home and took everything out. There is one towel done except for hemming it. One is started. There is enough fabric for 4 yellow ones and 4 more green ones. There is also quite a bit of thread, needles and the instructions. That was a great deal!!
Here’s a backside of the work. It’s counted much like cross stitch but the needle doesn’t go to the back side of the cloth.
I don’t think I am going to be the huck weaver of the family but I am guessing once Kelli sees this she’ll want to give it a try. I have to say that the green and yellow wouldn’t be my very first choice of fabric colors but I can say that they’ll be great to learn on.
I did take a couple minutes to check out some more examples of huck weaving. Here’s a great pinterest page about it and here is a google image search. I could just look and look and look. Hopefully Kelli will like it and give it a try. If not I might have to get out my magnifiers and see if I can.
Do any of you practice this craft??