Tuesday, 8 October 2013

All About The Warp!

It's full steam ahead with my weaving, I'm really enjoying settling down to my loom and creating different forms and textures. This project was designed using a very open weave effect to produce a wonderfully soft, flowing scarf. The idea was "all about the warp"  concentrating on the warp wools, colours and pattern-set to create a scarf with interest as well as a splash of huggable luxury. 

I selected five colours of wool for the warp; Shetland brown, pure wool forest green, two flecks in blues and browns and a light beige to lift and complement the colours warped. These were threaded on my rigid heddle loom as

The Weft was a single pink cotton yarn. Here you can see the edge of the scarf woven close to give a hem and then the open weaving, which is spacing the weaving strand approximately a finger width apart- I love working my craft, (whether it's knitting , spinning or weaving) the way that once the set pattern is planned I have the freedom to just create.     

Like any task, preparation is the key. I weigh, measure, count and most importantly record all my workings for my designs. I very rarely actually repeat a piece completely the same if I do make another  I want to add something different to each piece to make it unique. I am very pleased with this scarf. I shall be using this idea again and experiment with the colour ways. 

It has been all about the warp for my last three blog posts hasn't it?
I have been busy on my spinning wheel and the knitting needles are clicking away, so I tell you more soon.

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