This is what I made with the aprox. 7″ wide hot pink and turquoise (cotton?) warp that came on my Saori loom.
I had a completely different end project in mind as I wove it – I’ll show you what I turned the fabric into in a future post. – but seeing this picture makes me think that I should weave a banner with the intention of leaving it as a garden banner, maybe even hanging on our grape arbor just like in the picture!
If I use acrylic yarns I imagine it would last a loooong time even though fully exposed to the elements. But maybe I should use only biodegradable materials, as I’m sure birds will pick the banner apart when they collect building materials for their nests. It would be Fun to later find a nest in which colorful bits of my banner were incorporated.
Getting back to this banner. . . The previous owner of the loom had already woven a few inches (at the bottom in both photos) using several different colors and textures, which I continued to do, more or less, throughout the rest of the piece, making it rather Saori, or freestyle, in spirit.
P.S. Don’t be fooled by the background of these photos. – It’s still winter here in Connecticut! – I took the pictures back in October, immediately after I took my ‘banner’ off the loom.