Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pink Scarves

I'm working on yet another de – stashing project ~ this time the project was based around a small skein of variegated pink hand dyed cotton which needed to be used.  I took this picture after I had already pulled the warp once.  I had made a mistake with the math for the cotton and had run out prematurely, so off it came.
I don’t remember what the original thread plan was; but the warp turned out to be one thread cotton, one thread Orlec, alternating between the light and dark pink orlec.
I had a really hard time figuring out what colours of weft that I could use on the two scarves, so I sampled.  Starting at the bottom is hot pink, dark grey, light pink, lilac, light grey and rose.  I think that the colours that worked best were the hot pink and light pink, everything else faded into the background.  These are some very pink scarves, I was hoping to tone down the colour, not enhance it, but you gotta go with the flow!
I liked weaving the series of variegated blue scarves so much so I decided to use the same Finnish lace pattern for these pink scarves.  I chose two new treadlings for these pink scarves, making four different treadlings in total so all the scarves in the blue/pink series are different.  The first pink scarf is an all over lace and the weft is hot pink Orlec, this scarf has great texture.
For the second scarf I used the same weft because it pretty much finished the cone and that is the point of de- stashing!  Also in the picture is the little ball of cotton that I had left, pretty good usage considering that the cotton was a random amount, it hadn’t been dyed with a project in mind.
The second scarf used M’s and W’s treadling.  I really liked it because of how the boxes of lace are framed by more lace, very neat.
When I washed the scarves some of the dye ran off and it left the cotton more uniform in colour.  I really miss the bright splashes of fuchsia that the skein had before I washed it!
When I was weaving these scarves I knew that I had to have one, I really like pink!  I started wearing it immediately and I have been really happy with the weight of the scarf; it is light enough for spring but wide enough to fill in the collars of coats from the cold wind.   
These are delightful spring time scarves!

2 comments:

dorothylochmaben said...

Lovely scarves, very nice texture and great for spring chills !

Susan Harvey said...

Pink is not a colour you see too much of right now in fashion trends ( not unless you have a little girl in the house!)
Its bright and fresh...

Lovely job Ngaire!