Sunday, September 13, 2009

Today I wove a scarf that I LOVE!

I used my 20" Schacht Ridgid Heddle Loom for this scarf although I could have just as easily used the Schacht Cricket Loom.

For those of you who care about the gory details LOL - I used a 10 dent heddle. I warped 76 ends.

I had a bit of trouble along the way:

1. The 100% wet spun linen (warp) broke several times. Not the whole length of the warp but several plies.

2. I did something FUNKY with the sides of the weaving. It ended up looking like a design element but I have NO idea what I did wrong.

All in all, though, I LOVE how this scarf turned out.

Here are a few photos from the process (including a view of those torn warp pieces and the WEIRD selvages).


Lynn Majidimehr said...

I had a similar thing happen on a shawl I just finished. I think my problem was that the warp was rayon, and the weft slipped on it. While it was still on the loom, I was able to carefully move the weft back in place, but I believe it was due to uneven warp tension on the edges, as my shuttle would catch on it occasionally and loosen the threads.

PattyAnne said...

Thanks Lynn!

I wondered if the problem was with the warp being eneven but it sure didn't seem like it was that uneven when I was weaving.

Do you have a picture of your shawl online? I'd love to see it.