My journey into the world of weaving

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New project – tencel scarf

I began a new project this weekend.
The pattern is shadow-weave, from Handwoven,Jan/Feb 2012, p. 46.
The fiber is tencel – two colors: black and taupe. I have never woven with tencel before. So far it is a charm.
But that might have something to do with that there are only 145 ends plus two.
I almost did too much warp but was able to remedy that easily and quickly.
Beaming was easy! I do love my Tools of the Trade loom.
Next – thread the heddles!

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birthday fiber!

My sister was in New York City last week and came upon Purl Soho. And there she bought me for my birthday the following rovings:
gold merino tencel mix
natural baby camel merino top
gray merino cross top
This last is so unique! We had to google it immediately to find out what on earth it is. Here’s an answer. She gets to the bottom of what milk protein fiber is, including why it remains exotic and unique.
It will be fun to spin all of these fibers! Thank you, Nancy!