Weave a Tapestry Pillow and Tote Bag
- Warp: Wool warp yarn suitable for 8 epi
- Weft: Mountain Meadow Wool Tapestry/Rug Yarn in Turquoise, Cider, Marigold, and Nectarine. This was paired with other wool Shiri naturally dyed with black walnut.
- Loom: 2 Harness Rio Grande floor loom
- EPI: 8
- Finished dimensions: 14" x 22" pillow set, 17" x 49" body pillow, and 14" x 12.5" tote bag
Shiri writes: "I weave at 8 epi and am enjoying this new yarn! It's a little bit thinner than my regular yarns but it mixes very well with them. It is also surprisingly soft, which is a bonus :)
When weaving pillows and tote bags I tend to focus my design on one or two Rio Grande motifs and then play with colors. For the pillows I chose an earth tone color scheme with a touch of Turquoise.The rich gradient colors of the Cider and Marigold tapestry yarns worked out beautifully with my natural dyed (black walnut) and commercially dyed yarns. For the tote bag, I used Nectarine yarn for a bold and bright contrast to the white crosses."