Springtime Baby Blanket

I took a weaving class at the Art Gallery of Burlington, in between getting ready for various Christmas bazaars, as well as my own family Christmas. It seems like forever since I completed a large project.

I chose to weave the “Springtime” pattern from Tom Knisely’s book “Handwoven Baby Blankets“, but chose my own colours at Camilla Valley Farm. Don’t you just love the peacock against the dark purple?

The baby blanket is woven in 4/8 cotton, and is a plain weave that is more about exciting colour than complex structure. It’s a lovely weight and drape, and of course very washable and durable. A good project to build my confidence on the four shaft loom.

Our Christmas theme this year is “Second Hand or Handmade”, so this is great! I ended up with three beautiful handwoven baby blankets: one for my grandson, and one for each of my two nephews born earlier this year.

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