Spicing up Huck Lace

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Varigated warp, Solid weft

Huck Lace is traditionally  done the same solid color in both the warp and weft. The floats that create the design, are more visible with a solid color scarf. But why always follow tradition in your weaving, explore! So that is exactly what I have done with these two scarves. The weave structure is the same Huck lace pattern used in the previous post Love that huck.

The first scarf used a Varigated 8/2 Tencel warp. The weft was a solid color to coordinate with the darker color in the warp. The second scarf used a metallic quilting thread as the weft. Here the same warp was used as in the first scarf. The metallic  weft created texture in the scarf after washing.

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Varigated Tencel warp. Metallic quilting thread weft.

 

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10 responses to “Spicing up Huck Lace

  1. Beautiful scarves, Barb. I love that you continue to push the boundaries between traditional and contemporary.

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  2. Lovely scarves. Like the metallic thread as weft

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  3. Very nice using the metallic weft! What was the difference in ppi between the two?

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    • The ppi for the solid Tencel was 20 to have a balanced lace weave. The ppi for the metallic was much higher about 34-36. The metallic quilting or machine embroidery thread was much finer. So they open lace areas are smaller in size.

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  4. These are gorgeous! And so very interesting because of the cool changes you made!

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  5. Lovely scarves! And metallic quilting thread is a great idea! Was there any differential shrinkage or did it behave itself?

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