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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Too Much Quiet



The house seemed awfully empty and terribly quiet once our 'playmates' had left and I just didn't feel up to fighting with the fly shuttle box on the AVL.

So, consulting the handy job list, I was reminded that I needed to weave some samples of the yarn I will be offering for sale (some of it is already listed in my Art Fire store http://LauraFry.artfire.com)

The skeins of painted rayon slub have about 800 yards per skein - too much for a warp for one scarf, not enough for two. However I also have some painted Tencel from Yarns Plus in the right colour, so I coned off a skein of each and wound a 7 meter long warp using the two yarns together. A 7 meter long warp should easily give me 3 scarves.

Since this was for sample scarves I wasn't too fussed about exactly how wide the warp would be and simply kept winding until I ran out of yarn - 9 inches plus 4 ends wide.

The warp is set at 24 epi and for the first scarf I'm using Bambu 7 for weft.

The threading was a straight twill with Wall of Troy every once in a while. I'm not really sure why so many people say you must use only plain weave with variegated yarns. I think fancy twills look quite nice, too. :)

Not sure what else I'll use for weft for the other two scarves. I'm toying with trying a 1450 rayon chenille for one as I've several shades of blue that would probably look nice, too. If I use rayon chenille, I will use plain weave, though. Will see where the Muse leads me.

Tomorrow is lace - I'll let my Lace Ladies know the article in WeaveZine is published as they beta tested the pricking for it. :) http://www.weavezine.com

Currently reading The Devil's Disciples by Susanna Gregory

6 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful! Love the texture the variety of color promotes.

Michelle said...

I've been wondering what to do with variegated wool that I want to weave into afghans. Plain weave sometimes seems too tame, so shall follow your suggestion and sample a twill.

BTW, I am currently reading The Carpet Wars and enjoying the adventure. Thanks for the recommendation.

barbara said...

I too like the idea of using the variegated fibre in a twill pattern ... thanks for bringing that to our attention. Weaverly yours ......

Susan B. said...

I just completed a set of bookmarks with the Wall of Troy pattern! In a couple of them, I used a variegated weft and thought they looked fine!

barbara said...

I just had a "big brain fart". Wrote out the threading to a tea towel warp - so it would be easier to read then the threading on my project sheet. I wrote the threading out completely wrong ....... so now am re-threading the loom. Oh, the lessons we learn.
Weaverly yours ...... Barbara

Laura said...

Wall of Troy is one of my fav threadings - it's short (just 10 ends/picks) and works well for so many things. :)

Barbara, sorry about your threading! I started sleying the warp on the AVL into the wrong reed and had to start all over so you're not alone in having brain cramps. :)

Cheers,

Laura