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plaited twill and bojagi

November 13, 2012

this was one of those troublesome warps that took twice as long as expected to get onto the loom

an eleven shaft plaited twill, only one weft, it should weave quickly

the first weft is the Indian silk in natural light grey

it is more like a very fine ribbon, I wanted to see how it would weave

it twists in the open shed but doesn’t seem to be a problem, I’m using a very light beat

I stitched one of the dyed sample squares into the bojagi

the yarn is much softer after washing

the  shibori bojagi scarf is getting longer, one tiny stitch at a time

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    July 19, 2020 4:17 pm

    Lovely pattern, would you be able to share it?


  2. Bryan permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:38 am

    Eleven shaft twill….it is gorgeous. I hope you have a piece of it around when I come and visit next October,


    • November 26, 2012 10:09 am

      Bryan – I like this one,it can be very subtle and traditional or just a little crazy. There is an equally interesting plaited twill on 4 harnesses if you are ever tempted. oops, it’s 8 harnesses – it’s been a long since I wove that pattern, I should have known it couldn’t be 4.


  3. November 14, 2012 3:30 pm

    Simply gorgeous. All of it! My sympathies on the warp – it is not the time of year for fine black thread, is it? But it certainly looks like its behaving for you.


    • November 14, 2012 3:48 pm

      Heather – black thread, winter light and old eyes are not a good combination. that scarf is finished – on to #2.


  4. November 14, 2012 3:29 am

    the plaited twill is a new structure to me and i just love it! makes me want to have more harnesses (though i probably still wouldn’t use them!) but it is really nifty. so’s the scarf.


    • November 14, 2012 8:26 am

      Velma – I rarely use all of my harnesses, it is heavy work lifting them all. I’ve had the pattern for ages but this is the first time weaving it.


  5. November 13, 2012 9:32 pm

    the scarf looks lovely jean! the colors are really paired well, and are interesting against the pattern areas. an 11 harness twill, can’t say that i have ever tried more than 4 harnesses, what a feat! it should wash up nicely, i would think. the contrast is nice, what other colors were you thinking of working in?


    • November 13, 2012 10:07 pm

      Anastasia – an odd number of harnesses makes for strange pattern repeats, I have 16 but don’t use them all very often. not sure what colours come next – surprise!


  6. Renee permalink
    November 13, 2012 6:50 pm

    Hey, long time no look for me! I am always amazed at the bojagi comes together.


  7. November 13, 2012 5:17 pm

    What a beautiful twill Jean. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Gorgeous!


    • November 13, 2012 6:31 pm

      Hi Myra, thank you. I thought maybe it was a bit severe, we’ll see what it looks like with a coloured weft


  8. November 13, 2012 4:31 pm

    Very interesting twill…I haven’t seen it before. So much personality in the bojagi, a little bit of everything. And such lovely colors…are some of these from old kimono?


  9. November 13, 2012 3:38 pm

    Your weaving is lovely, and I appreciate the difficulties because I have a daughter who weaves. There is nothing like hand-woven cloth in my mind. Your scarf is so rich with color and texture. I love the brown and black (or navy?) shibori in the background, too!


    • November 13, 2012 5:14 pm

      Ali – thank you, the shibori is brown, I bought it years ago only because the pattern is so beautiful, I’m happy to have found a way to use it.
      Kristin – there are all kinds of kimono pieces in the bojagi – and other bits, too


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