Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day, from Hallmark via Pinterest

Yesterday I was at the grocery store, shopping for a Valentine's Day card for my dear husband, when my eye fell on this one, labelled "hangable weaving."

Those of you who hang out on Pinterest will recognize the style.  There's a type of tapestry weaving that's very hot these days, featuring white backgrounds, simple shapes in pastel hues, and fringe, lots of fringe.  This little weaving does have a tiny dowel rod at the top, so I suppose it is "hangable." 

But on closer inspection, it's not "weaving" at all. 

It's machine-knitted, at least the background is. The heart motifs may also be machine-knit, or possibly machine embroidered; it's hard to tell.  I couldn't bring myself to plunk down $7.99 so I could bring it home and take it apart.  But I can assure you there is no weaving here.  

Weavers of the world, we have our work cut out for us! 


  1. exactly how quilters feel when constructions like the AIDS "quilt" are described as quilts.

    makes you feel ripped off and disrespected, doesn't it? my condolences.

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Yes, ripped off and disrespected just about covers it! Mainly I wish people would learn what the words "weaving" and "tapestry" and "quilt" actually mean!