I have begun the new scarves. The warp is 80% alpaca/ 20% silk (Deerfield Valley yarns); the weft is my handspun, a mixture of corriedale and merino. The dyed fiber is called “papaya perfection”.
I was inspired by a recent conversation with Dave Daniels and Margaret Russell to try plain weave. I actually don’t think I have woven this since my first practice piece! Margaret likes plain weave – the warp and weft don’t battle each other but truly work together. I thought this would be good for my handspun.
So plain weave it is. The scarves are 7 inches wide on the loom and will be 70 inches in length each with 8 inch fringe.
I was almost inspired by Dave to use my handspun for both warp and weft! But not quite yet.