Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Wee Gift

While in Quebec, I (of course!) took a trip through the vendors.  There was one booth that had textiles imported from India.  A lot of collapse weaves using lycra, but also this scarf.

I hope you can see how diaphanous it is.  The warp is black with discontinuous thicker white threads.

I need a new scarf like a need another hole in my head but the price was incredibly cheap and it was the only scarf of this style.  When the vendor put it on like this, the white threads visibly crossed each other making the whole textile look way more complex than it was.  The weave structure is plain weave, the black foundation threads are so fine you can hardly see them.

"Sold" I said.

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