The Front Side

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In the last Post I promised you a picture of the front side of the scarf once it came off the loom.  The scarf does not have  a nice drape. It is heavy  or stiff so it  will most likely be cut up to create smaller objects. Oh why didn’t I sample? I’m using  a 16/2 bamboo  instead of the 10/2 bamboo used in the first piece for the next scarf. The fabric is now lighter and should give a nicer drape. Yes there is a color difference. Above  a Teal yarn in tabby. Below the second scarf on the loom using  a navy  tabby yarn.

Tabby: Navy 16/2 Bamboo

Tabby: Navy 16/2 Bamboo

 

The plants are beginning to think Spring has arrived in Houston. Hopefully they will look this nice after the rain stops.

 

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10 responses to “The Front Side

  1. Your scarf pattern looks like twining vines with leaves – if I squint a bit! Love it, too bad about the learning curve on the tencel. I wouldn’t have thought tencel could ever be non-drapable. Your garden must be lovely with all those flowers, I have mud and standing water today. Ugh.
    Diane

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  2. Lovely pattern! Interesting how the size of yarns can make a difference–always something to learn in weaving!

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  3. Yoo bad about the drape. It looks like it would be fun to wear!

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  4. I’m surprised to hear this doesn’t drape! What little I know about bamboo, only having used it once, made me think it was lovely that way. Sigh–and I never sample . . .

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    • Kerry, I haven’t washed it yet so it could possibly improve. The bamboo yarn I used was lofty so packed, which makes me believe this with the sett was the issue. The fabric would have great other possibilities as is.

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      • I wondered about the sett, too. Listen, I just sent you a question on an older post you made about undulating twill–any insight you can provide will be SO appreciated!

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  5. Love the look of your scarf. I have found that with Tencel, it often feels like a board when it comes off the loom, but washing improves it, and throw it in the dryer for a few minutes – like magic. Hope this works for you!

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