Viken TrivetsDesigned by Arianna E. Funk
A set of trivets in rep weave, using Mallo Cotton Slub in both warp and weft. Viken means ‘the inlet’ or ‘the cove’ in Swedish, a sheltered spot on the coast. The design is an abstract sun glowing just below the horizon, the view from our small boats after weathering the storm. The slubbiness of Mallo offers subtle texture and glimpses of the weft. Order a kit.
I've done this pattern twice now ... the first time I had a bit of trouble winding the 36epi warp onto the back beam. I've had trouble using mallo slub for my warp before - I think it stretches too much, and even between colors the stretch is different. But I persevered because I love this pattern!
But this second time!! Oh man ... took me almost the whole day to wind the warp. First few times, it was the paper getting crooked. Then I tried the warp sticks but I ended up with a fat sausage (fatter in the middle!). I kept unwinding and trying again and again to get the warp on there with even tension. After doing that a number of times, my lovely warp chains were getting really messy. It didn't help that my ties on the end of the chains started to come loose with all the unwinding and rewinding I was doing. I ended up with so many tangles amongst those 36ends per inch in the raddle. It took me FOREVER to sort it out. I finally have it all on my beam now (except for a very tiny bit at the end where I just gave up!). NOW I CAN FINALLY WEAVE! Whew.
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