As I suspected, once I finally got going it didn’t take me long to weave this project. I crossed the finish line well within the deadline and the runner (skier) is proudly holding up my spindle collection on the bookshelf.


I’m not entirely happy with the sett, the weaving seems a little loose to me. It may tighten up a little with a wash, but I haven’t washed it and somehow, now it’s in place, I suspect laziness will kick in!


I have a bit of yarn left over, I started with 100m of each colour and guess I used about half the green and most of the white. The runner measures 23″ including fringe and there wasn’t too much loom waste thankfully. One good thing about the Rigid Heddle is that you can pretty much weave right up to the end of the warp, I think I lost about 4 inches of yarn.


This was a practice run for a bigger project I’m planning later in the year, and I’m pretty confident now that I can manage that one without messing it up. I just have to get spinning for it!

3 Responses to “Ravelympics Table Runner (skier)”
  1. Aberdonian says:

    It’s beautiful, Diane!

  2. Janey says:

    Hi, that runner is lovely, it almost tempts me to take up weaving but the space thing is the tricky part. I have had computer problems and lost my link to your blog but thanks to rav I’ve found you again so I will be following your lovely makes and bakes!!

  3. Carie says:

    It’s fabulous and I salute your Olympic glory - I’m also completely in awe of the handspun cotton :)

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