Sunday, February 20, 2011

Murano Glass Tea Light Cushions Finished!

I've finished and delivered the last two cushions of the Murano Glass Tea Light project.  I'm so pleased with the results and so is my client.  I had to dye all the yarn myself and had the silk soaking for nearly a week so that they took the dye without being patchy.



This is a close-up of the fabric with the gold spun silk.














Here is the completed cushion with the gold spun silk.
















This image is of the fabric with the yellow spun silk detail.














Here is the completed cushion with the yellow spun silk woven detail.












For details of the design, dyeing and weaving, you will have to wait for Simply Design, the new book by Jane Deane and me.  It will be out by the end of the year.

9 comments:

My Heart Exposed Yarns said...

these are just gorgeous, very beautiful and the design is so exquisite I just love them :)
Helen x

Willington Weaver said...

Hello Helen

Thank you so much. I am rather pleased! They were a joy to weave.

Alison

Dorothy said...

Very pretty, and I love the texture.

Willington Weaver said...

Thanks Dot. I am very pleased. Just hope my next project is as successful!

Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

This was very timely! There was a discussion on this structure over at Weavolution. After much reading, I am confused over the naming of it in different varieties if English... It apperas that Americans call it honeycomb, but apparently you Brits call it something else. Please, what is it called in your vocabulary?

- Oh, and I like the match (to the glass) very much!

Willington Weaver said...

Hello Kerstin

I've always called it Honeycomb and first found it in the late 60's while studying for my "O" and "A" Level here in the UK.

I understand it's now called distorted weft!

Best wishes

Alison

Willington Weaver said...

Oh, and thank you, Kerstin, I am very pleased with the way the design process went!
Alison

Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

Thank you!
And, to make myself more clear: the match to both colours AND "pattern"!

Willington Weaver said...

Bless you for your lovely comments, Kerstin.

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