Thursday, December 15, 2011
Again, the bottom bit is woven with the wool as weft. The results are interesting but not 'collapse'. The top bit is with the Tencel as weft and voila! Collapse!
After serging the ends I tossed the sample into the hottest water my hands could stand, then balled it up and rolled it vigorously as though I were making a large meatball (if that makes sense - it's the only analogy I could come up with).
As it cooled, I hotted it up again, several times. This is the result of around 3 minutes of 'rolling'.
The Tencel shed some fugitive dye but it doesn't look like the wool picked any of it up - although it's hard to tell, especially in the part where the Tencel is the weft.
I decided to hem the scarf as any fringe is going to look really odd with the wool fulling and the Tencel not.
I also calculated how much dimensional loss (approximately) and worked out that I should weave somewhere between 90 and 100" for a scarf. I'll probably do 108 to allow for hems. Besides, too long is easy to fix (especially when the 'finish' will be hems on the ends) while too short simply can't be fixed at all.