The Tale of 2 Scarves

imageI find it hard to weave two things alike. My  brain wants change. Boredom sets in, and distractions keep me from the loom. So something gets changed up. It’s usually not worth putting a warp on that only makes one finished item so I change the treadling, tie up, or weft yarns used.

The scarf above was woven with a solid 10/2 bamboo warp. This was actually the second scarf I wove on this warp threaded for a canvas weave. If you read my last blog post Canvas Weave Towels, these scarves use the same weave structure. I did not tie onto the towel warp. Being a narrow warp it was easy to start from scratch. The scarf uses a variegated hand painted, 10/2 Tencel from Just Our Yarn. I love their yarns, just wish you could buy them direct and not only at shows. So I added to my stash with several skeins of their yarns that I purchased at Convergence 2014.

Canvas Weave Scarf bambooThe first scarf woven on this warp I found boring, being a solid color. It uses 10/2 bamboo from Webs that they no longer carry. This yarn is used  in both the warp and weft. A weaving friend, described it as a manly scarf.  So maybe it will have some surface design added in the future to liven it up.

Next I’ll move on to other weave structures, leaving canvas weave behind.

With all the flowers and baby ducks my morning walks have been quite enjoyable.

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7 responses to “The Tale of 2 Scarves

  1. Nice to see your weavings! Bet they have a nice handle! Color does make us happy to weave–anxious to see what’s up next for your loom.

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  2. I saw and felt one at the guild House. Marvelous!

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  3. I like that open weave pattern–it makes me think of vintage linen napkins I have!

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  4. Oh, Barb, not boring at all! The solid colour scarf has a simple elegance to it, and the variegated one sings with colour.

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