|Warp on the loom|
I LOVED IT.
I really got into that focused zone where time disappeared which I love in projects. I only made a couple of mistakes and all but one I fixed (in the sampler). My ganglion cyst on my right hand all but vanished (its since come back but is still smaller). The finished scarf looks really good, I was beating a bit hard, a hang over from my tapestry weaving I think, but that's pretty minor - its pretty even width and not too loopy at the selvedges.
I gave the scarf to my sister Lu for her birthday. There's a tradition about giving away your first finished item that someone told me long ago. I don't always do so, but sometimes it seems right.
|The full length of weaving |
before cutting it off the loom.
Weft of scarf: grey marl 2/20 wool. Goal width was 25cm.
All the images are over on my flickr.
- plain weave using scarf weft.
- 2/2 twill using scarft weft.
- 1/3 twill using a pink single 'carpet' wool.
- 3/1 twill.
- "Swiss" twill.
- Zig-zag twill in brick red single 'carpet' wool.
- 2/2 twill in grey 2 ply 'carpet' wool with binder weft in same as warp.
ScarfFinished length 152.5 cm not including fringe, width between 25.5 - 26 cm.
After washing - 147cm long, width 23-24 cm wide, 114gm.
So now of course I am busy planning my next project which isn't actually going to be another scarf so you're safe. I'm thinking that I will make two cushion covers, using twills probably and carpet wool as I have quite a lot of that. They should be robust enough to be used outside and at events etc.
Although actually next on my todo list is new shoes so they will have to come first. Its my way of making sure that I do the things that I need as well as the projects that I want to do, by alternating between something I need, something I want, and fixing things I already have.