Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Brown Lace Scarf

In amongst all the fussing about binding Sweet Thames, I have been steadily weaving on the Voyager. This morning I sewed the seam at the end and cut it off. A bit of tidying up was required and doing the fringes. It looked like a textured brown handspun scarf. Then I washed it several times by hand and hung it up. And that's when I discovered the pattern! It stands out really well if there is light coming through it.

So it really is huck lace with flowers!! I think the pattern came from Handwoven originally but I have changed it a lot. I have tracked the pattern down to Pattie Graver and I am sure it appeared in Handwoven at some point.

Despite the pattern showing up, I think this was all a mistake. The pattern shows up much better with the same non-fuzzy yarn used in both warp and weft.

At the same time, I have been continuing the binding. I am waiting for the glue to dry on the covers and then I will make a complete mockup of the cover.  I might go and warp up the Voyager again.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.