Friday, February 19, 2010

Finished! Vavstuga Runner

Remember my day at Vavstuga?


I played with the idea of turning the green and black runner into a bag.


I pinned it in place using Deanna's instructions for making a Furoshiki bag.



I also counted the ends per inch: 75


Even though it would make a cool bag, I decided to hem it and use it as a runner.


Another thing ready for Christmas 2010! (Not as a gift, but as table decor at our house!)

Related posts:
Weaving at Vavstuga
Runners from Vavstuga

15 comments:

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

and it's a striking table runner!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I like the contrasting colors. Personally, I wouldn't part with it either. Every time you look at it, you'll have great memories of your day.

Gjeani said...

Wow! I just read your whole vavstuga story, My computer had a break down at the end of last year so I missed it. I think it is great to do something like that some day.
Didn't buy the toikaloom I measured the small bedroom where I thought it could stay but even that is too small for it. We are talking about building a new room though, but if that ever happens??

Theresa said...

Looks great either way. That is a pretty cool bag pattern!

sue schwarz said...

beautiful table runner = would have made a great bag also. I am going to have to try that bag, Thanks for sharing.

Life Looms Large said...

I agree about the cool factor of the bag pattern! I was glad to have an excuse just to pin one together because I couldn't quite figure out how it turns into a bag without trying it.

I do think this fabric makes a better runner than a bag because I'd like it to be a little wider for a bag - then the bag would be deeper.

Sue

PS: Gjeani - if the loom doesn't fit in your space, it's definitely not the right loom for you right now! I'm sure if you do add an extra room, the right loom will come along then!!

Dawn MacFall said...

Wow, now that is a really cool runner! I love it.

Deanna said...

Beautiful runner, Sue!

BTW, I'm working on updating the furoshiki pattern. I've been toying with it lately, and want to adjust it so that the measurements come out exact every time, and I also want to be able to line it.

charlotte said...

The runner is beautiful! I would never have dared to chose those colors, so I think I should get a bit more bold when choosing colors.

Julie said...

It looks so good and would look good if it was a bag. But I think it makes a beautiful runner!

Leigh said...

It makes a great table runner! It would have been a nice bag too, but then, it would make a nice anything.

Trapunto said...

Thanks for the link to the bag instructions. Particularly striking with the warp stripes! Your runner can always change it's mind and continue life as a bag in its old age, if it decides it wants to spend more time out of the linen cupboard...

Charlotte said...

Wow, that's fabulous! I love the colour combination, it looks sooo smart and contemporary!! A real triumph!

Delighted Hands said...

It is great to share your project, the questions, decisions and the solutions! Great table runner indeed!

Jennifer said...

That is a great table runner! Excellent! Thanks for sharing!