Bloom Table SquaresDesigned by Amanda Rataj
These small table squares are a simple project designed to familiarize you with the overshot technique through a straightforward, short threading sequence. Since there is only one large motif, sections are easy to thread, and the small size makes the project satisfyingly quick to make. Order a kit.
I am not a very experienced weaver and I love overshot. This is a well written pattern with enough challenge to make it a good learning experience, but once you have it all set up and begin to weave, it goes fast and the resulting mats are beautiful. I used different weft colors in each and will give them as gifts. The photo is of some sampling I did plus the beginning of the first mat.
I expanded her pattern for my cushion. I love to touch the combination of Beam & Duet, but my first attemption was failed. I couldn't pack the pattern shots.
So, I changed warp to cottolin from my stash. Thank you Amanda & gistYARN for this cute pattern.
Oh, now I found one mistake after washing.....
I have not woven an overshot pattern in many years, but this pattern was too tempting. I loved weaving it. I had forgotten how tedious the threading could be! Cussing was involved. But I prevailed. Mine did not square up as perfectly I think due to my jack loom, but maybe will after it comes off the loom. Regardless, it doesn't bother me one bit. I am a fan Amanda!
Love this draft! I am very "into" Dogwood designs and this really fits my needs. Well done.