Scrap Happy May 2022

Not a chair cover this time – as you may have realised I have been rather busy lately! But I have not stopped working on the chairs. I have been exploring the possibilities of the peg loom I bought for the third yarn based cover.

Following the instructions that came with it I used Aran weight yarn and diagonal weaving but thought the fabric was not dense enough to make seat cover which would last.

So then I used the yarn doubled which gave a better result but was quite tough on the fingers. I will probably use these.

Now I am experimenting with what my book calls ‘flat weaving’ which is much more fun because I can play around with stripes, checks, different weaves, even possibly ‘tapestry’ type stuff. Again the weave is quite loose so maybe I still need to use heavier yarn (not much left in my scrap box now!) or double it. More experimenting to be done.

Scrap Happy is a collection of posts curated by Kate and Gun (see their links below) to celebrate making things entirely from scrap. Not everyone posts every month but all are inspiring.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose and Viv


8 thoughts on “Scrap Happy May 2022

  1. Anne May 15, 2022 / 1:21 pm

    These look like fun experiments. The ‘lighter’ ones you deem not suitable for a chair seat could always make up a cover for a scatter cushion 🙂

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 16, 2022 / 1:55 pm

      That is probably what I will use them for but it depends on what collevction I have when I have finished experimenting!

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  2. nanacathy2 May 15, 2022 / 1:29 pm

    I am intrigued enough to go and Google peg loom. Do I need this rabbit hole?

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  3. onesmallstitch May 15, 2022 / 6:29 pm

    love your squares, weaving them can become addictive. Which peg loom did you buy? The edges look much neater than my squares woven on a very old, antique loom. Might have to investigate.


    • Going Batty in Wales May 17, 2022 / 10:20 am

      I found it on etsy made by Treneyn crafts who are a husband and wife team from Cornwall. It seemed they were hand made by a tiny local business in the UK so just the kind of place I want to support.


  4. Helen May 16, 2022 / 12:44 pm

    Good luck with the seat covers!


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