Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fancy Twill for Eight Shafts ~ Blue Framed Scarf

I’m so pleased with the newest scarf off my loom! It’s the same 2/8 silver Tencel warp as the last scarf, but this time I used 2/8 Blue Bamboo for the weft.
I changed up the treadling and tried a computer generated network treadling. I used PCW Silver and just kept fiddling until I got a design that pleased me. I must admit that the treadling sequence was fiddly though. I wanted to try a completely different finish, so I made a 4 yard cord of the same Tencel as the warp. I twizzled two bouts of 5 ends 650 turns to the right then combined them and twizzled 450 turns to the left…..a lot of twizzling! This cord was still very soft and flexible when I stitched it to the selvedges of my scarf. I think it really frames the scarf. I allowed the cord to hang beyond the scarf and to become a part of the fringe.
I then beaded what was the previous last bout of the fringe with # 8 seed beads and finished it off with a silver butterfly. So sweet!
I’ve got to do some major research to find more Weaving Words, so in the meantime here’s…

Things I Know
Warp floats shine more than weft floats.

8 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, this one is beautiful. It is all the little things you have done that have made it even more amazing! Did you hand sew the trim to the selvages? What did you use to sew it on with-just reg. sewing thread?

Lynnette said...

Hi there,
Yes, I hand stitched the trim using silk thread - in for a penny, in for a pound I say! I can't begin to say how lovely the finished scarf is and I know this will be one of those finishes I use again.

Susan said...

Beautiful finishing!! It's truly the steps 'off loom' that make a piece ...
..I'm going to 'borrow' this idea okay!? Love the network treadling. You just gotta love those weird treadlings. You eventually develop a pattern but usually by the time the piece is finished :)

I had been wondering how to incorporate beads along the selvedege as a bit of glitter and still pondering how to do this effectively. Adding beads to the cord might be the key!

Susan

bspinner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

The yarn, pattern, fringe, adding butterfly beads and most of all the cord framing the scarf. What a great idea!!!

Magic Stix said...

that is lovely!i like the idea with the cord trim,i will file that under "have to try that soon"
especially that i just got my "quick braid" braider in the mail today.

charlotte said...

This scarf is a real beauty! The framing looks really good, this and the butterfly and pearls make it very special.

Renee said...

Oh my, this really shows how much magic there can be in the finishing touches of a piece. So often we just want to take something off the loom and call it good but a few extra touches make it.....great!
-Renee

Theresa said...

Late to the party on seeing this one but it is oh so lovely!!!