On Monday, I shared a review on the weaving class I took on Craftsy; today for Weaving Wednesday, I want to share more photos of my class project, a stash-busting scarf using leftover scraps of yarn.
I got overly ambitious for this project, which is only the second piece of weaving I've created on my Flip loom - but that didn't stop me from trying to be fancy and doing a multicolored warp!
While I'm pleased with the overall effect, I would definitely take more care to choose yarns that have similar fiber content. Quite honestly, I'm not sure how I pulled this project off, because I was not experienced enough to deal with the wide variance in tension for each yarn in the warp. It was pure luck that it all worked itself out.
I had to order a different heddle for this project, and while I waited for it to arrive, I wound a lot of different yarn scraps onto the stick shuttle in the order that I thought I would use them. It worked for a while, but then I started to change my mind as I wove and it became annoying to unwind the yarn I didn't want to use, and then wind on the yarn I did want to use. For my next stash-busting scarf, I will definitely wind yarns onto the shuttle as I use them so that the colors are more spontaneous (and, by the way, is what Angela did in the Craftsy class - so now I know it's for good reason!!).
Both of these lessons seem like obvious "oh, DUH!" moments, but in my excitement about learning how to weave and my zeal to make this project, I totally lost sight of such important details. Hopefully others can learn from my mistakes and avoid learning these lessons the hard way!
The finished scarf has tons of imperfections, and yet it turned out 3000% better than I thought it would - I love it! And I can't wait to weave more scrappy scarves to eliminate those leftover bits and bobs in my stash.
If you're curious about weaving, I encourage you to check out my review of the Rigid Heddle Weaving class I took on Craftsy, which is what this project is from. Weaving is super fun, easy and FAST - and if I can do it, anyone can!