I had taken my blue warp off the loom to free it up for the taster day in February, and last week I finally got around to putting it back on – with floating selvedges this time. I had just enough left for a skinny pleated scarf, so that’s what I made. I wove about 6″ at each end using a balanced weft (2/48 merino) and then 4″ or so alternating this with the high twist wool, and the long middly bit was all high twist. I wove 1/3 and 3/1 twill, except for a couple of plain weave stripes at each end. And I forced myself to twist the fringe before I washed it even though I was dying to see how it turned out.
The pleating is pretty much along the lines of the twill blocks, but it isn’t precise and I love the liveliness of the variation in it.
I could not quite get the colours right in these photos. The dark blue is pretty much as you see it here, but the light blue actually has a slight tinge of lilac which is missing. But if I try and correct it, then I end up distorting the other blue so I’ve given up!
Actually, these are fun photos to play with. Because there are just blues, black and white, I can send the blues right round the spectrum into pink or orange without it looking completely weird.
I think I might make some of those… But right now it is time to put the hand-dyed greens onto the Megado while I write up my earlier purple project for the Designing Fabrics study group. When I have done my article, I will come back and blog about it. I seem to be skipping from here to there and all over the place at the moment. Well, perhaps not seem. I am skipping all over the place.