While waiting for yarn…

I’ve been working on prep for a rep weave project for a couple of months now.  It’s a bit of a long story and will be told in a future post.  However, in the meantime my floor loom has been pretty empty, and I’ve been turning out scarves as usual on the rigid heddle loom – with stories of their own…

This was an experiment, and I love the yarn, though I didn’t have quite enough.  It’s Be Sweet Bamboo, and is exceedingly soft.  The structure is easy with a pick-up stick.  I’ll make more of these.

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This one is from a combo of stash yarns – 8/2 bamboo doubled (honey) and Ritratto S Charles (123/golds) for the warp, and Shibui silk cloud (flaxen) for the weft.  The weft is very thin, but that kept it light and flowing.  It’s just plain weave, but the colors and texture make it lush.

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Then there was this scarf, inspired by donation of a friend’s yarn from her mother’s stash.  It was not a lot of yardage of a brown wool boucle, but I alternated wefts with a tan wool, with tan wool for the warp, and it turned out unusual and nice.  The friend gave the scarf to her mother, who was very pleased.

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More donated yarn, moss green mohair, with Pigeon Roof Studios Luminosity for the warp.  I love mixing colors and textures.

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And then a bit of a problem scarf – the warp threads may be been in a mothy environment (not mine, I hope), as there were several breaks.  I used up a few T pins, and tried to match the variegated colors, then spliced the warp threads together once it was off the loom:

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The warp is Shibui sock fluids and the weft is Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace, but their colors were very similar.  Here it is finished:

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And there are more that I don’t have photos of yet.  They’re fun, and some quite beautiful (more so in person – the camera just doesn’t do justice) but I can hardly wait for the rest of the yarn to come so I can get back to the floor loom!

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