Swedish Weaving Finish

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.

Mountain Mist Tea Towel by Christine Allan

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:

Mountain Mist Tea Towel - securing thread

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. 🙂

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