Back in October, at the Creativ Festival, I took a Swedish weaving class from Christine Allan of FunAndFastPatterns.ca. The project was a simple towel design called Mountain Mist.
The finishing on the towel is pretty simple. The bottom is fringed to your preferred depth on both ends, and a line is sewed just above the fringe to stop it from unravelling. Then the perle cotton is secured with a couple of lines of stitching on the selvage edge on both sides:
Then the salvage edge is folded over and stitched down along the whole length. And there you go: you have a fabulous tea towel.
Swedish weaving is quick and easy to do. Just take your needle and weave over and under the floats on the fabric, and you get a lovely effect that shows only on the front of the fabric. I will definitely be doing more Swedish weaving projects. In fact, I have all the supplies for Christine Allan’s Flickering Flakes design that was in last year’s Festive issue of A Needle Pulling Thread. I’m looking forward to starting it… once my number of WIPs decreases a little bit. 🙂