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.


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.


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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