Friday, January 16, 2009

Surprise!


CLEARING THE PALATE
I'll bet you thought I didn't have it in me (grin). A fellow, who brought me 30 cashmere sweaters over the past year, requested a herringbone scarf. I had to talk him into making the warp a slightly different shade than the weft. I used Bambu 7 sett at 18 epi and just doubled the cashmere rather than tripled as it was a heavier weight cashmere. I used a straight draw and am dancing the twill with a direct tie-up on 4 harnesses.

7 comments:

Valerie said...

It is -12 degrees Farenheit this morning. That scarf looks so inviting.....cashmere you say?

Peg in South Carolina said...

No, I didn't think you had it in you! I suspect, though, that you found the weaving quite pleasant and now are ready to get back to more colorful projects! Or.....is this the beginning of a new era?!?

Joan said...

Every one needs a bit of variety in their lives. I happen to LOVE twills.

Dorothy said...

This is looks soft and lovely in the muted colours, but I did wonder if I'd clicked on someone else's blog!

I'm very interested in your use of old cashmere, especially as I hate parting with my old clothes and it would be good to give a few sweaters a second existence.

Sandra Rude said...

Ditto what Dorothy said. I'll be willing to bet the next warp on that loom is wildly colorful!

Ann said...

I also thought I'd clicked on the wrong blog! The scarf is beautiful - will this make you a twill convert?

Stephen said...

This scarf is simply stunning and beautiful. It's seems rare to find scarfs made for a man's aesthetic tastes in the handwoven world. As a man, I'd very happy to wear this scarf.

Also, thanks for inspiring me to make some movement on projects that I bought yarn for some years ago and never actually wove. I have pounds of 32/2 merino just sitting around getting dusty when I could actually create something for others. I think I'll go create warps now.

Peaceful and creative weaving,

Stephen