Category Archives: Item 2 Cushion

Tie-down technique hand spun merino

Cushion 2 reverseThis was the start of Cushion 2. I had threaded up a warp with a tie-down (thicker, different colour, which would come into play on the front face of the cushion, however, I was delighted with the low relief texture it produced on what would be the “plain” weave.  The yarn is one I spun myself from a blend of Merino tops – a joy to work with.  I do love using random yarn, it excites me, I never know what to expect (except I know it will be lovely).


Front face of cushion

Front face of cushion

Moving on…………. I worked all of my covers in one piece, which meant comprehensively calculating shrinkage and the position of pattern in the length of fabric.  This image shows the second phase of the weave: the front.

Cushion 2 reverse complete

Reverse of cushion

And below, the completed cushion – but showing the reverse – I think it’s so pretty, in contrast to the bold geometry on the front