Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Weaving Wednesday: Destash Scarf Project

Last weekend, I started my first class project from the Craftsy class I'm taking (full review will be forthcoming!) I'm using leftover bits and bobs of yarn to make a long scarf, and I was so excited about it that I wound the stick shuttles two weekends ago while I was waiting for the heddle I needed to arrive. The idea is that it will be gradient-ish from black to blue to green to grey for the weft.

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Once the heddle arrived and it came time to warp, I had an idea: why not make a gradient-ish warp, too? The thought entered my head and stayed there when it came time to warp the loom. Apparently, I was feeling very experimental and devil-may-care last weekend, because I went all-in and decided to use....five colors?!Not only that, but they were all different kinds of yarn, and as you can imagine, that produced some interesting tension issues to start things off.

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But this wacky little experiment isn't all for naught: so far, my favorite of all of the warp yarns is the Berroco Vintage. I would totally use that again as a warp for a future project! And though things were a little wonky to start, most of the tension issues seem to be working themselves out as I keep adding more weft to the project. With any luck, I'll have this project finished by the end of this month, if not sooner!

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