UnFinished Object (UFO) Challenge.
January 2019

Our Annual Unfinished Objects (UFO) challenge is a popular start to each year.
There are many reasons why objects do not get finished but with the help of Alison Daykin, our motivational leader, and encouragement and advice from other members much is achieved.

 

The photo on the right shows a waistcoat woven on a 9 inch Sampleit rigid heddle loom, in one long piece, with inlay and clasped weft.
The base original didn't look very good, so the UFO bit of this was to knit the bit at the bottom, using the end of the yarns from the weaving.

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Sarah Cage from Birmingham, West Midlands

Norah Ball, from Devon, had woven a length of stitched doublecloth ready to cover an armchair which she completed successfully by the end of the month.

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Gretchen Roth, from the UK, disliked a cardigan she had knitted which she called a knitted tent, so she planned to remake it by unravelling the original, while she knitted the replacement.

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Original tent

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Work in Progress

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Gretchen's Satisfactory Finished Object

Nina Ringsted (Cheltenham) had the same problem but chose to unravel and wash her yarn again before beginning her knitting.

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Cath Snape from East Yorkshire aimed to finish 1 UFO a week. The first was sewing on a button to complete her Donegal Tweed bag, begun in mid 2018!

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One of Stacey Harvey-Brown’s, from France, UFOs included setting up her ancient jacquard sample looms, which had been looking accusingly at her since a house move.

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The photo is showing the trapeze used to assist warping.

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She also completed two shrugs, weaving tubular and then double weave, freeing up another of her looms for essential projects.

Nelly de Bruijn from Gelderland, the Netherlands, began making her puppet during a Felting Fiesta workshop in 2008 and completed it in UFO week.

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