weaving :: handspun child’s scarf, originally uploaded by earthchick.
I want to weave something special as a Christmas present, but I hadn’t used my loom (a Schacht Cricket) in ages (something like 18 months). So I decided it was time for a little practice, starting with some kid-sized scarves.
This one is my first effort. I wish I’d made it a little narrower and a little longer, but I’m happy enough with it. I had very little of the warp yarn and I used every last inch of it.
I used this for the warp:
my handspun FLUFF South American Fine Wool in “Amandla” – I had about 95 yards leftover from some mittens I made a couple of years ago.
I used this for the weft:
Some of my very early handspun, from Funky Carolina handcarded batts in “Dragon Skin” – I don’t know how much yardage I used, but I still have plenty for another scarf.
I love how the colors of the FLUFF are having a party in the fringe.
Other than wishing it were longer and narrower, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. The drape is great, I like the long subtle stripes, and I’m pleased with the improvement in my selvedges. These are by far the best edges I’ve ever had.
Weaving is so much fun, y’all.
That is beautiful. I love the look. I think it would be fun to get into weaving but I really do not need another hobby right now lol.
this is really pretty. i love it. i have a loom. stacie made me buy 😉 but i have yet to try it out. so many crafts so little time.
I love this. A friend of mine (Denise, who was with me at Rhinebeck when I met you!) has a loom that I need to borrow time on. Seems so quick, but the results are amazing! I guess it uses less yardage, too? Because I have a bunch of low-yardage handspun that would be fun t use.
Oh, I love how that looks! I hadn’t thought of weaving, but I think that my husband would love a woven scarf. I’m looking into it!! Great job!
Beautiful! Love the colors and texture of it:)