Friday, May 14, 2010

And the Winner Is: My Fiber Art Friday Prize from Ally B

My prize from Ally B's blog contest on a previous Fiber Arts Friday arrived in the mail yesterday!


I'm now fascinated with the fiber art of card weaving which dates back at least to the 4th century B.C.!  Card weaving is going to be an interesting summer fiber art adventure at the cottage this summer! Mercerized cotton is recommended for the yarn. My mom has some in her stash...

I love the Serendipity Tweed yarn which is 60% cotton and 40% wool.


I have already been on Ravelry looking for possible patterns. There are three possible patterns I may cast on using this yarn. These Quick and Easy Lounge Socks may be my first ever attempt at knit socks. Perhaps, I'll cast on the Shoulder Holder Shrug. The airy Sunday Market Shawl looks tempting for a summer knit. And yes, all of these patterns only need one skein of my newly acquired yarn.

Thanks Ally B!

Any more contests this Fiber Arts Friday. Andrea the Wonder Why Gal will know!

Happy Blog Hopping!

12 Comments:

Sara said...

Cool! I can't wait to see what pattern you choose!

Lisa said...

I've never seen card weaving. Please post them when you have done some. I'd love to see it.

AllyB said...

So glad it arrived safely. I'm so excited that I may have pushed you to start knitting socks! Beware, they are addictive, LOL Have fun with the weaving cards. I can't wait to see what you make with them.

Holly Bee said...

Yes! Always post photos! Congrats on your winnings!

janet said...

Congrats on your prize! I have never seen card weaving before, it looks really interesting.

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for winning AllyB's contest. I can't wait to see what you post with your weaving. I want to learn to weave but goodness, my plate if full right now. You learn and I will learn vicariously through you for now.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

When I taught Medieval art history, I always spent some time talking about card weaving - Viking ship burials often contained tools used for card weaving, along with some of the woven pieces. However, I've never tried it - sounds like a lot of fun!

Dutch Hollow said...

I love card weaving. You can make some great items with it and the patterns are endless. Makes great belts or bands for hats!

Worsted Knitt said...

Card weaving? Now that sounds interesting!

Allison said...

Thanks for your comments. I'm even more inspired to try card weaving!

jessecreations said...

Congrats on winning! I've never seen/heard of card weaving, so I'm excited to see what you do with this new project!

Jess

Hege said...

Great stuff you won.
I'd love to learn to card weaving.
We call it "brikkevev" here in Norway. And a few years ago a old lady made a book, which I really have to buy one day ;)
Here you can see some pictures from the book.

http://husflid.nxc.no/husflid/husflidsnett/nettbutikk/produktbilder/festbaand