Friday, November 26, 2021

Ten Shaft Networked Scarves

Both of the 10 Shaft Networked scarves are off the loom and will be ready to put up on Etsy as soon as we get some weather good enough to take photos.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to finish them.  Frankly, I usually dawdle along quite slowly because I have the attention span of a gnat!  

The scarves were woven with different coloured wefts but otherwise identical, the first scarf had purple weft. While I was weaving it I thought it high lighted the pattern really well, so I was stoked.  These photos were all  taken in the millisecond that we got decent sunlight last week, so the fringes had not been twisted yet.

The second scarf had black weft and it showed off the pattern even better.

Here they are side by side, just as they came off the loom and haven’t been washed yet.  I was really hesitant to use the black weft, but frankly it’s the real winner of the weft competition.

This is a lovely pattern to weave and I highly recommend it. It has everything going for it, an easy threading sequence, a treadling sequence that is easy to remember and selvedges that are smooth and even.

Since the garden is far too soggy to work right now.  I have been indulging myself by baking some of the Technical Challenges from the Great British Bake Off.  This is one of the challenges from the newest season... Chocolate Babka.  Thankfully the family loves to try new things and this one was a real winner.

1 comment:

Susan Harvey said...

Love the scarves! I've seen that draft and often wondered what it would weave up like. The black weft gets my vote too.

The babka looks yummy!