We recently moved from the farmhouse to a community. I haven’t been able to create in awhile, due to everything being packed, then unpacked, then a lack of energy! However, getting back to weaving has been wonderful.
Here are three pink scarves I wove in the last week. Our realtor is a breast cancer survivor and has asked me to make a pink scarf. I have experimented with each scarf, and plan on making several more, because I now have tons of pink yarn ! That seems to happen – when I get on a project, I have to buy all the things that go with that project…..
I recently viewed a video that has to do with Chanel Tweed. It was very inspiring to me. Here is the link to the video. Chanel Tweed
This is why you see all of the interesting weaving inclusions in the above photo! I will be on the look-out for more fun yarns, lace, and other inclusions as well.
Meanwhile, using what I have and what I can find in the local stores, I have done three scarves. For me, weaving is always a journey, and a learning experience. Since I’m self taught, I see something and I want to learn how to do it, but since I can’t afford lessons and I don’t know anyone in the industry, I find YouTube, Facebook and Ravelry to be interesting resources.
Here is the first scarf I made. This scarf has ribbon (as seen on the spools in the above photo); ribbon yarn (the dark burgundy with the bits of small color in it near the bottom of the photo); all weights of cotton yarn, and some acrylic yarn. This scarf is the one that was really inspired by the Chanel Tweed video. I learned a lot of lessons on this scarf, and will incorporate those lessons on a future, similar scarf.
It can be worn a few different ways. There is a space that I wove in. That doesn’t really make sense, so I guess you’d call it a hole – an on-purpose hole. You can see in the left photo that I have one end of the scarf slipped through the hole. It avoids tying the scarf in a knot, which would be a bit bulky with this scarf. On the left I just have it draped around the neck, which is also nice.
The warp on this scarf is cotton. The weft consists of all the inclusion yarns and ribbon, although not everything shown in the photo above. I used those yarns and ribbons on a different scarf, which is below.
You can see from the fringe that it has lost of fun stuff in it.
A close up:
There is some sparkle yarn which is difficult to see in the photos, as well as one strand of eyelash yarn, ribbon, cording, and four strands of cotton yarn in the warp. The weft is a lightweight cotton yarn.
This is the third scarf. I used ribbons and yarn in this warp as well.
You can see above, that the ribbon shows well through this – I used a much finer cotton yarn in the weft of this scarf.
I plan on making several more, as I said above, because I have lots more pink yarn to use up. I will start mixing in some other colors along the way, I think, and I will also be making some scarves in other colors with the same methods.
All of these scarves will be for sale on my Facebook page
Thanks for checking in. I will be posting more regularly now that we are settled in the new house.