THE HEMMING: For some strange reason I can't seem to get myself to cut apart those ikat towels. While I am working up the (umph) to cut, I hemmed the Irene's Baby Blanket and got it shipped off. I really love the subtle effect of the variegated yarn around each planet. This blanket will be on display at Convergence in the Cotton Clouds booth.
THE HAWING: I decided I should wind another warp instead of finished off those towels. Here is the color selection for a Woven Words scarf 80% paid for with Cashmere Dollars (For every old cashmere sweater a client brings me, I take $35 off the price of a weaving). I am using Bambu 12, will double the ends and sett at 24 epi.
The client selects 3 or 4 meaningful words and their favorite colors, and I combine the words and colors into a healing scarf. The ikat-like stripe separate the words. The width of the ikat stripes is flexible and is determined by how wide I want the finished scarf to be.
These warps are always such a surprise since the starting point is what I want to say rather than what I want the weaving to look like. I, who would never choose yellow as a favorite color am totally amazed at how that big yellow stripe "makes" this warp. I can't wait to start weaving this scarf.
The words (from right to left) COURAGE/FAMILY/HOPE/LOVE