I’m working on a hand-fasting ribbon for friends of mine who are getting married. This ribbon will be used to symbolically tie their hands together (it’s more like draped over their joined hands) during the ceremony. It’s blue and white commercially spun 60/2 silk, double-face designs and brocade. Their names are on either end, and a little symbol with each one (his shamrock, her Bridhe’s Cross – those are done in light green brocade thread). The center is a quote from Starhawk: “She changes everything she touches and everything she touches changes”. I’ll try to post a shot when it’s finished, but this is in-progress – you can’t see the ends, because it’s still on the loom.
i heart starhawk.
That is fabulous. What lucky friends you have!
What an honor it would be to have a ribbon like that at your handfasting. Thanks for sharing!
Oh My Gods
That’s BEAUTIFUL. And incredibly touching.
How in the world do you even start a project like that? I’d love to do something like that for my son’s graduation next year. It looks complicated, but I’m game!
I need to do a photo-post of the whole process some time. I start by graphing out the designs; I use a project called PatternMaker. Then, I string up the warp, and start weaving. The letters follow a charted pattern, like how you do with cross stitch or any other counted medium. It’s tedious, but not terribly difficult. I’ve only had to cuss at this one a few times!
So beautiful! Congrats to your friends as well!
Breathtaking. What a lucky couple.
Beautiful work, as always! 🙂
You produce such stunning work I can’t wait to see the finished masterpiece.
Best of wishes to your friends on their hand fasting.
so very cool.
Wow! That’s incredible.
GORGEOUS! I finally found a decent book on tablet weaving and plan on trying a little more indeth planning soon. You are SUCH a good weaver and an inspiration. THANKS!
ok not in deth indepth. I know you know my typing sucks but that one was jsut plain silly…
That looks great, I can’t wait to see it on them on Sat. You do such awsome work!!!