Introducing “Locked in a Tower”! I wove this wrap for the great competition of weavers, over on the Loom to Wrap Facebook group.
And now a little Q&A, to tell you more about it!
How did you come up with your inspiration?
When it was announced that the theme to the competition was going to be Fairytales and Folklore, I was so excited. Almost immediately I began looking on pinterest for drawings of fairytales that inspired me. I wanted something recognizable, but still unique.
Why did you choose the fairy tale/folklore that you did?
I debated between a few different drawings of Rapunzel, but in the end went with one that had colours that I loved.
How did you balance your interpretation of the theme with the need for the piece to be wearably desirable?
The main thing I wanted to incorporate was Rapunzel’s long blonde hair. I decided that her hair would be both the middle colour on the wrap, and the middle marker. After I did that, it was easy to place the other colours that I wanted to include.
How did you like the theme–was it hard to work within?
It was a little bit overwhelming at first, SO MANY CHOICES! But once I decided on my tale, it was easy.
Was it easier to work with a theme versus an inspiration photo?
I did both..hehe
Did you attempt to stay within your usual style, or did you branch out?
Well, considering this is the first thing I have ever really woven, I wouldn’t say that I have a “style” yet.
Would you have made this wrap without the contest?
What is the fiber content?
It is 100% cotton, for both warp and weft.
What is the weave structure?
It is twill.
How does it wrap (cush, moldability, stretch)?
Oh mah goodness. The cush, it molds perfectly, and has just the perfect amount of stretch. I normally despise rucks, but LOVE them in this wrap.
What new skills did you have to learn for this piece?
All of them…haha. how to weave?
How long did it take?
A long time. A couple weeks. Once I got into a rhythm, the actual weaving took 10ish hours.
How and when can your piece be purchased?
This piece has been claimed by my husband. Selfish, i know. BUT the sister piece will be available for travelling. If you’re interested, there will be a thread posted on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/kaitslife)