At Last…

Well, I’ve finally finished the scarf that was on my Beka rigid heddle loom. This was woven from my handspun, as I showed you in this post. I hovered over those last few inches forever, just tossing furtive glances at the loom propped up over there.  Why?  I knew I’d need a dedicated bit of time to cut it off the loom and do the knots.  So, success at last!



I learned quite a bit about controlling my selvedges and keeping my beat even throughout the scarf on this one.  The color shifts make it look pretty cool.  My cub declares it scratchy (overspun beginner yarn made with mohair content….look Ma, I made burlap!), but I’m hoping it will soften with a bit of a wash (and perhaps a drop or two of Milsoft).  It it doesn’t become soft enough for wear, it’ll make a cool runner to drape over a shelf.  Either way, I’m really pleased with the rustic open weave look of it, and the shifting colors brighten up the grey weather we’ve been experiencing here in Iowa.

Anyone else weaving?  What are you working on?

About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....
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6 Responses to At Last…

  1. I love your pretty, pretty burlap! I have just blogged my latest weaving effort – could be titled, “Look ma, I made upholstery!” So I took scissors to it and made a bag 🙂
    What is the dent of your reed/spacing? That whole warp faced/weft faced EPI thing still has me scratching my head.

    • Hi Laurie, I checked out your bag…you meant to do that, right? It is very cool!
      I’m on cruise with the epi thing, since I only have a 10 dent reed for my Beka. I want to weave a few more things before I decide if I’m going to buy a fancier RH and get all the reeds, just get more reeds for the Beka (the simple wing nut brakes are driving me crazy, though), or just go for the floor loom. But, yeah….I think if I had wanted more solid weaving, 12 would have been the way to go…..but then I might have had stiff burlap! Can’t win, eh?

  2. Terri says:

    I love the colours and how they blend in the scarf. I’m sure it will soften up when washed – but however it turns out it looks great!

    Happy Weaving,

  3. Saffron says:

    Love LOVE the scarf! The vertical striping is awesome! 🙂

  4. Ahhh, so pretty. I should check out your blog more often! Been meaning to talk to you about a possible project…. Oh, and I learned some beginner crochet stitches over Christmas. 🙂

  5. Wendy says:

    Love love love this! I don’t weave, but wish I did so I could see how my spinning weaves up. I don’t have the attention span for weaving, unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately as spinning is an expensive enough hobby. 🙂

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