Thursday, October 21, 2021

Eight Shaft Crackle (Echo) Scarves

I wanted to wait until we had a sunny day to take photos of the two Crackle Weave Scarves that I wove earlier this month.  I waited and waited and....well, you get the picture.  We have had the dullest October I can remember and this week we are in store for what the meteorologists are calling ‘A remnant of a typhoon which has become a ‘Weather Bomb’! Yikes!

I turned on all the lights and stood by a window and was able to get these few photos and frankly they do not show the iridescence much.  Here are a few of the better beauty shots.

The first scarf I wove on the blue and turquoise warp was with a greyed teal weft.  This scarf is super subtle and gives off a faint lime green sheen in the light.

Unfortunatly the photo really hids the pattern which is lovely and shows up beautifully in real life.

The second scarf that I wove on the same warp was with cayenne weft.  This scarf is much more iridescent and gleams red/purple and shows the pattern to much better advantage.

This is a really lovely pattern which has absolutely lovely selvedges, but to get them I had to weave with my bulldog stretchers and start my throws from the opposite edge than I normally would have.  It really pays to try out both ways before you commit to the weave.

Now I get to ‘fess up’ and tell you I made a threading error that only another weaver would notice, but, both Ngaire and I get to add another scarf to our collections.

We have been baking our way through all the Great British Bake Off Technical Challenges, much to my husbands delight and these are from Season 12 ~ Jammy Biscuits or Jammy Dodgers as they are fondly called.  British recipes tend to make small batches and this recipe only made 12 sandwich cookies, the perfect amount.  The cloth is Shadow Weave.


Peg Cherre said...

I love both of the scarves, and your commitment to the technical challenges from GBBO. I have no intention of doing that, but am curious-do they post the recipes-as they are given to the contestants-online, or do you find them elsewhere?

Lynnette said...

Hi Peg,
They post the recipes with all the directions on the GBBO website. Originally I had to search on PBS for some of them, but find them all I did! This week has been rainy, so I've been doing quite a few of them to hubs delight.