Saturday, May 28, 2011

Woven Scarf #8

Today I finished woven scarf #8:

I used 1 1/2 skeins of Jo Sharp DK Wool for the warp and a skein of Cascade 220 Handpaints for the weft. The picture above was taken before I washed and set the scarf.  I used a squirt of Method laundry soap in hot water and boy did the scarf bleed.  I rinsed it in cold water and repeated the entire process again.  It bled a bit more but I think it's done.  I've got it carefully laid out on a towel so I'll see if there's any dye transfer when I wake up in the morning!

This is my new favorite tool for weaving: 

I'm sure it looks crazy but it's really fantastic.  It's a Leclerc fringe twister that I got it from Paradise Fibers in California.  It comes in 2, 3, or 4 clip versions and I figured I could finish things faster with the 4 clip.

Right now they've got $2 shipping so you might want to head over to the Paradise Fibers website to see if there's anything you can't live without!


Courtney said...

That scarf is stunning! Looks like you are having loads of fun with the new loom!
Thanks for the link to Paradise Fibers...looks like a place where I can drop tons of money!;-)

Eddie said...

Beautiful job, Suzanne! Sorry I did not make it over to your desk to see it in person. I love the twisted fringe.

Suzanne said...

Thanks Courtney -- the prices at Paradise Fibers are pretty good, besides the cheap shipping! Have fun helping the economy!

Suzanne said...

Thank you Eddie. The one I wanted to show you at the office is number 4 in the first grouping. I've made 5 more since then! The fringe maker is really helping to finish off the ends. Each scarf turns out a bit better than the last. So much yet to learn!