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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Drape!




One of the things that people find appealing is a textile that feels good 'in the hand'.  A textile that bends and flows.  That drapes lovingly around the body.  

I have been working with various forms of rayon for quite a few years, now.  Rayon was developed to mimic silk, without the price of silk.  It drapes well, feels substantial (at a good density for the yarn) and takes dye to a brilliant depth of shade.  It can also have a luxurious sheen.  

It was an enormous relief when we were finally able to get some of the new scarf design wet finished.  There are still some left, which may not get done in time for this year, but there are enough for the upcoming show season.  And who knows?  There may be time next week to get the rest done before show two and three...

4 comments:

Sandra Rude said...

I've been working with high-sheen 20/2 rayon lately, and love how nicely it takes dye, and how it behaves on the loom. Your new line is beautiful!

Laura Fry said...

I can't really see anything much finer than 2/16 any more. :(. These are much thicker and wove up quickly. And I managed to weave down my stash. Sorta, kinda... Can we say 'embarrassment of riches' when it comes to my stash? Why yes, yes we can!

steelwool said...

lovely color.

Peg Cherre said...

It's easy just to fall into that beautiful color - no seasonal pun intended.