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November 29, 2012

it’s always exciting to cut off new weaving

to even the fringes I pin both ends together, tape them to a straight edge and cut

the ribbon-like silk yarn is much softer after washing but it still feels a little like paper

I hemstitch the ends while under tension on the loom and then twist the fringes

I have plans for the last bit of warp, the weft is a dark blue/black, handspun silk which shows the twill pattern and is more lively than black

oh, la la – WordPress has made some changes . I wish they would give me a choice, it’s just plain time- consuming and frustrating. It will probably take a few posts to get what I want – if ever!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2012 7:09 pm

    lovely scarves! very neat way to make them even. i’ve always weighted down the woven end with a couple of books, made sure it was even, and hung the fringe off the side of a desk and then trimmed. your way looks more exact!


  2. November 29, 2012 4:26 pm

    jean, lovely, and that twill is wonderful.


  3. November 29, 2012 3:29 pm

    Great idea with the tape…I’m always fiddling with that part. The scarves turned out very nice, and the black on black is very classy.


  4. November 29, 2012 3:20 pm

    that always seems to be the trouble for us who like to make things. the external templates and rules and sudden changes are never quite the right fit! i like the trimming trick; thanks for sharing!


    • November 29, 2012 3:26 pm

      Aimee – I was writing an email to you when this came in and somehow I lost it – back to the keyboard!


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