Thursday, July 2, 2009

Echo Weave Scarf Number Two

I’ve cut Echo Weave #1 off the loom and am now in the middle of finishing – an even longer process than usual since my first idea didn't work out well. Here's a peek at Echo Two.
This scarf has the same threading and tie-up as Echo One but I have changed the weft colour from Bronze to Lemongrass, still using 2/8 Tencel. It really pops and is much limeyer than the photo shows! I’ve also changed the treadling from an Extended Parallel to a straight Advancing Twill. Needless to say it’s weaving up much faster now. Each pattern repeat comes in at an even 5 inches. I'm still not sure how the reverse looks, but that's half the fun.I’m really in love with this Echo Weave on 12 Shaft project; it’s giving huge rewards for the warping effort.I’ve also been trying to revamp or rework my leftover projects from December and I’m pleased to say that I’ve finished another one. This Merino Curly Twill Scarf was a bit bland, pretty but bland; now with the addition of a wrapped big buckle I think it’s got pizzazz! It also makes the scarf much more versitile to wear.I’ve completed another little project, setting up my Studio Shop! I’ve always hated digging around in plastic containers to show folks what I spend all my time doing. I often feel that it puts them in the awkward position of feeling that they have to make a purchase after all my effort to pull my weaving out of the abyss. My answer is this standing rack which shows a selection of my work and has the prices clearly marked. Hopefully, this will make it easier on both my Studio visitors and me. I have a shelf in my studio that has 5'6" to the ceiling and this 5' rack snuggles right in there keeping my fringes off the ground nicely.

Things I Know
To make a special yarn stand out, place it along side its’ opposite – thick/thin, fuzzy/smooth, shiny/matte for example.

10 comments:

skiingweaver said...

Love the echo weave! And your studio display is *excellent*, love the waterfall of scarves. :)

Deanna said...

What loveliness! Love the scarves you are weaving, love the buckle, love the studio shop! Very cool!

Peg in South Carolina said...

I'm glad you like the Weavebird. When I bought my Nilus2 8-shaft, I coveted the Weavebird. Your beautiful weaving doesn't help that coveting!!! And thank you for showing how you arranged or woven pieces in the studioi.

Susan Harvey said...

orsemuI really like the new echo scarf colours! But I think my fav is the first one. That first color combo is stunning. The display racks are a super idea and once I get some non studio stuff out of my studio (read storage for unneeded household items) I hope to do something similar. I too have been digging into plastic storage boxes and hate it.

Not too many more sleeps and you'll be here! Yippee...

charlotte said...

I love the curly twill pattern. The disply rack is a super idea, you have made a a really lovely exhibit of your products! Things straight out of a box never look that good, however beautiful the may be. Some years ahead when we have moved to a bigger place, I might get room for putting up something like this.

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

I have been so inspired by your echoweave project that I've gone ahead and modified my next project so that it's an echo weave! I love the scarves!!! They are simply beautiful!!! ;)

Sharon said...

Hope you'll show the two echo weaves so we can see what the difference is. Your display is very effective and inviting.

Janice Zindel said...

Beautiful echo weave! And your studio shop display is wonderful, clean, simple, and shows your weaving to great advantage!

Anonymous said...

Love the display racks in your studio! I was wondering where someone might purchase this type of rack system - think I could use them in my studio also.

thanks, Martha

Life Looms Large said...

Yay for finishing up a long ago resolution!! I seem to have put my finishing projects (and many other things) on hold for summer. I definitely need to get back to it though.....I realized yesterday as I started a new project that I'm out of bins for projects.....that means I have too much in progress!

The rack does look great! Great idea for displaying your work!

I love the echo weave scarf! I need to go back in time and catch up on your blog....I have the feeling I'll see more loveliness when I do!

Sue