This time I am doing a supplementary warp, which is going to be part of Mum’s workshop. The warp is navy Orlec and Celery Green cotton that is a slightly larger grist. The weft is the same Orlec and cotton. I had to get used to using two shuttles but watching the pattern grow was definitely an incentive! The pattern makes a lovely medallion, about 1” high, and on the other side makes crosses. The fabric is quite firm and would be suitable for upholstery. I really like it; it is so bold and graphic. Ok, really firm (like a board) and unfortunately I put on enough warp for a scarf so I had to do some experimentation to find an appropriate pattern for a scarf. The pattern that I ended up with was to do a single motif at the beginning and end of the scarf and to drop the second weft, the green cotton, and just do the navy Orlec. What I ended up with looks like binary code, which is really cool.
After washing the scarf has a much better drape but it is plain weave so it is always going to be very firm.
So did you notice the mistake? I can’t believe that I did this but when I did the motif at the end I was so excited to be done that I forgot to measure and the motifs don’t match size wise, my beat was softer at the end.
But I really like the scarf so I don’t mind that it is going to end up as mine!