Color Horoscope Chenille Shawl This isn't my favorite picture, by any means, but it is the one that shows the shawl right after I cut it off the loom before washing. Seeing just a small part of the weaving on the loom, you couldn't tell I threw all of the warp colors into the weft sometimes in a random fashion and other times following the color wheel.
The best method (and the most time consuming) for finishing off chenille ends is a pigtail braid. It doesn't worm and looks really terrific. It actually takes me longer to create the fringe than it does to weave the piece.
The only thing I really love about this picture is how well you can see the luminosity of the chenille. It is almost alive. I always tell people, "Don't wear chenille if you don't want strangers to touch you when you walk down the street." I can wear the most beautiful silk shawl without receiving a single comment, but when I wear chenille I always have people stop me. That said, I've been wearing bamboo a lot lately and will talk about it in my next post.