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Roadrunner Creations designs items using the craft of Swedish Weaving, an art form that was introduced into the United States from the northwest region of Europe and became popular in the 1940's. Aida, Huck fabric, and Monk's Cloth are examples of fabric that can be used. These fabrics have 'floats' (groups of strands of thread) that run vertically and horizontally across the cloth in a checkerboard pattern. By slipping yarn behind the floats at various intervals, a design is then created. The yarn is usually not seen on the back side of the fabric.

We use Monk's Cloth for the majority of our items. Monk's Cloth is a 100% cotton fabric which can be found in many colors. Our designs are created by weaving through the floats using acrylic yarn. The Monk's Cloth is pre-washed and all of our items are gently washable.

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  • Female
  • Born on October 14
  • Joined January 30, 2007

Favorite materials

Monks Cloth, yarn

About

Roadrunner Creations designs items using the craft of Swedish Weaving, an art form that was introduced into the United States from the northwest region of Europe and became popular in the 1940's. Aida, Huck fabric, and Monk's Cloth are examples of fabric that can be used. These fabrics have 'floats' (groups of strands of thread) that run vertically and horizontally across the cloth in a checkerboard pattern. By slipping yarn behind the floats at various intervals, a design is then created. The yarn is usually not seen on the back side of the fabric.

We use Monk's Cloth for the majority of our items. Monk's Cloth is a 100% cotton fabric which can be found in many colors. Our designs are created by weaving through the floats using acrylic yarn. The Monk's Cloth is pre-washed and all of our items are gently washable.

Our items have included afghans, table runners and tablecloths, scarves, placemats, pillows, wall hangings, and tote bags.

Swedish Weaving designs can vary from embroidered designs on cloth to intricate weavings where the entire fabric is covered with yarn. The resulting item is similar in weight to a wool blanket.

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