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A cushy life

Some time ago I wove with some gifted yarn (yarn gifted to me, not that it was exceptionally talented :p) I was trying a new technique on my table loom (Ashford, 8H, 24″) and found that the yarn was turning my loom pink. But I got a feel of the technique (overshot), and I turned that into a cushion cover (it barely fit).



Then a friend saw it and asked me to make her a few covers. With complete freedom to choose colours. I decided to use black for background, with five different colours, and the undulating twill draft.

I haven’t been able to find a source of cotton yarn that will sell me quantities suited for my limited use. So I chose Anchor knitting cotton, which isn’t a very economical choice, but the only feasible one, since most of the colours don’t run.

I underestimated the shrinkage from weaving and from washing, so I had to add commercial fabric to make the sizes my friend wanted. It was nevertheless an interesting experience and I loved how the fabric looked on the loom.




My friend seems to be happy with them. What struck me as strange later was that I didn’t choose any colours in the blue spectrum. Perhaps because the inspiration was in the red-ochre range? There was the green, though.

9 thoughts on “A cushy life

  1. Looks lovely swapna.
    Amazing texture…

    1. Thanks! I loved looking at it.

  2. First of all, gorgeous, gorgeous work!! Second…. I totally got your blog mixed up with Radhika’s… sorry!

    1. Thank you 🙂 and I’m just glad you’re still here!

  3. They seem pretty complicated to make. Which bits are the commercial fabric? The border type columns around the cushions? Anyway, they look absolutely lovely.

    1. Yes, the monochromatic bits are the commercial fabric.

  4. You are a very talented lady. I love your weavings.

    1. Thank you 🙂

      On 4 August 2014 02:42, Where is she now? wrote:


  5. Wow I love your work Totally!

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