It is amazing how different the two scarves look and feel. Both of the scarves are 2/8 hand dyed cotton warp with some 2/8 Orlec on the edges. The weft for both scarves was 2/8 Orlec in two different shades of blue.
The first scarf was woven with large lace blocks and the pale blue weft. The pale weft really disappears into the background of this scarf letting the variations of the warp to show off. I really like the look of Finnish Lace.
When I pulled the scarves off the loom I noticed that the darker scarf had quite a lot of texture. I really liked the feel of it but I wasn’t sure how the finishing was going to turn out.
After washing and a good hard press the pebbly texture hasn’t totally disappeared but it has been greatly reduced. The scarf was woven with small lace blocks and a darker blue weft.
These scarves have a fantastic drape to them. Using Orlec for the weft really lightened up the weight of the scarves. The Orlec also gives the scarves great shine. These scarves were really fun and quick to weave!