I decided to cut off the small scarf to see what I had rather than wait. It is 30 inches long! Tiny. But rather nice. I know just the person to give this to – my mother-in-law (I don’t think she even knows about this blog or has access!). I have fringed it and washed it. It is drying now. I will be interested to see the shrinkage.
I began the next scarf and decided to use 3 different weft colors and weave them somewhat randomly. I have the pattern of the advanced twill to follow but I’m just playing with the colors!
And here’s a picture of the Earth Guild fiber I just got at the last Weavolution auction:
I did finish the crackle scarves. They lost half an inch in width and a couple in length. I am keeping one for myself and giving the other away.
I am already weaving the new project with alpaca and bamboo. It’s an advanced twill. The weft yarn is multicolored which I think impacts the design a lot. In other words, I don’t see the zig zag very clearly. But I like all the colors!
I bid on and won these yarns from the Weavolution auction online. They are from Paradise Fibers. I know something wonderful can be woven with these colors!
It didn’t shrink that much. The fringe is 6 inches. The width is 7 inches. The length is about 66 inches. It’s soft and colorful and I am pleased with the final product.
I hope to start the next set of scarves on Saturday! Off to Maine tomorrow!
Off the loom, the scarf measures 68 inches in length, 7.5 inches width, and the fringe is 8 inches. I am of course expecting shrinkage! I am expecting the finished scarf to be 60 inches in length, 6 inches wide, and fringe to be 6 inches. Fulling will tell!
I am liking both sides. It is a weft dominant weaving so the Mango Moon is strong on one side. On the other, the warp shows more. Which I thought was more reddish but it really kind of looks brownish. The two sides really look different too – almost looks like I wove two scarves!
I know who I am giving this to and I think she’ll be appreciative! But more, I think she will like it!