Thursday, April 23, 2009

A strange scarf I can actually wear

I just finished a weaving class at the Textile Center Weaving for Knitters. I'm not much of a knitter, but I used my hand spun and went wild...experimenting all over the place, doing floats, lace, inlays, knotted locks, an inset of tapestry on a rigid heddle loom...And, believe it or not, one could actually wear it if it weren't 80 degress today! The big poof of knotted locks is, totally by accident, at the exact midpoint of the scarf, so it sits at the back of the neck as though intended.

The warp is a Harrisville wool. The weft is various handspuns, dominantly a beautiful black alpaca with bits of firestar and mohair, an alpaca with random mohair locks, and 2 wild batt handpuns of medium wool with sari silk, silk noil, firestar and stuff. I also knotted in some Wensleydale locks.

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