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one good thing leads to another

July 20, 2012

after using the tea towels for sampling I couldn’t wait to try the pattern in silk

I enjoy blending yarns and colours

the experience gained from many years of weaving – and numerous boo-boos- have helped  when estimating suitability of pattern, yarn and colour mix

still, sometimes it is rewarding to design a piece that is really special

I can’t believe that I used the reeled silk to hem stitch with no trouble at all

the warp is my 2 ply handspun silk in natural and  dyed with lichen from Mt. Fuji and pomegranate rind. The very fine yarn is Bryan’s reeled silk dyed with something? natural, a soft peachy cream

the weft for the first scarf – there will be a second – is the same reeled silk and a 2 ply spun silk that is incredibly soft 

again Bryan’s homegrown, processed and dyed silk

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Bryan permalink
    July 24, 2012 4:25 am

    Jean, I should send you all those boxes of silk upstairs. You could put them to better use than I can!


    • July 24, 2012 7:09 am

      Bryan hum!- might be able to work some into a workshop? I’m amazed at how well the reeled silk has worked in the warp.


  2. July 23, 2012 1:16 am

    love the lacy edge! and the color of course.


    • July 23, 2012 7:05 am

      Neki – not sure what you mean about lacy but I hemstitch all my scarves on the loom under tension. Quick way for a professional finish.


  3. July 21, 2012 10:33 pm

    Oh my!!! Absolutely stunning! I’ll have to make a special trip over to Victoria to see it!


    • July 22, 2012 7:19 am

      Heather – I’m working on a fabric book workshop – even if you are the only person interested – we’ll get together.


  4. July 21, 2012 5:13 am

    so subtle and lovely. imagining the softness!


  5. arlene permalink
    July 20, 2012 3:37 pm

    OOOH I can’t imagine how it feels.


  6. July 20, 2012 3:26 pm

    Your work is outstanding. I enjoy seeing your
    Work each time a post hits my email. Wonderful


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