stack of scarves cut and serged, ready to be wet finished...
There is always a certain sense of satisfaction when it is time to cut the proto-cloth from the loom and get it ready for wet finishing. Especially something like rayon chenille which changes so very dramatically after it has been wet finished.
There is not only the change in the handle, but the changes in the weave structure. The very grid-like structure of Diversified Plain Weave has been softened although it is still there. And the rather awkward looking stars are now twinkly instead of alien looking. :)
The dimensional loss is higher for this cloth than I'd anticipated, but the scarves are still long enough for many people so I'm not too concerned about the somewhat shorter length. They'll be called 'Blazer Scarves' as a friend told me to call them.
Since there is half as much rayon chenille in the cloth compared to the same yarn used warp and weft all by itself, the cloth is much lighter weight and it has great drape.
I think I'm overall rather pleased with these and quite happy to dress the loom for another 40 yards worth. The warp isn't quite done, done, but I'm hoping to get it off tomorrow. Then I'll be away for a few days and will dress the loom again once I'm home next week. I have just enough yarn on hand to do another 40 yards now. If I decide to do another warp I'll have to buy more of the 2/16 bamboo. :)
Did I mention I have depth of inventory in rayon chenille????