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November 25, 2014

rainbow colours on a grey rainy day

another warp finished

I couldn’t wait to see how the over-twisted silk would behave

P1060001patiently twist the fringe before washing

the over-twist was woven in random stripes

it gathered as expected, after washing


from a finished width of 21.5 inches to 12 inches

difficult to photograph on a grey, rainy day

hung outside in the rain I snapped a quick picture  – can you see the rain drops on the lens?


now the fringe on the second piece needs to be twisted


I’m hoping the eyelash weft will fluff up even more after washing

the dyes in the warp are; indigo, rhubarb root, pomegranate, henna, madder, cochineal and logwood

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2014 10:24 am

    Great shrinkies. The rainbows are a bonus.


    • November 28, 2014 10:31 am

      Alice – I was skeptical about the “shrinkie” yarn but it worked well. very difficult to wind on a bobbin, it is so fine I couldn’t feel it between my fingers, could barely see it and being black on grey,dull days didn’t help. still have rather a large reel of it??


  2. November 26, 2014 10:25 am

    Lovely! That should dazzle anyone who thinks natural dye colours are dull! Happy fringe twizzling! I always get stuck on that step. I still have a chenille scarf that’s been waiting about 10 years. Urp.


    • November 26, 2014 10:49 am

      Louisa – natural dyes generally give strong, bright colour on silk. I twist fringes at night in front of the tv when I can weigh the scarf down with a couple books, it goes quickly then.


  3. November 26, 2014 12:46 am

    great texture. would like to see it after wet finished.


    • November 26, 2014 8:16 am

      Neki – don’t expect much of a change, the eyelash yarn is beautiful. my supplier can’t get it anymore but I still have some left.


  4. November 25, 2014 5:50 pm

    Wow that is amazingly beautiful, Jean.


    • November 25, 2014 7:48 pm

      Myra – it’s too bad you can’t feel it over the internet, the eyelash one is soft and fuzzy.


  5. November 25, 2014 4:37 pm

    wowza! looks like lots of energy.


    • November 25, 2014 4:47 pm

      Velma – a lot more energy than I’m feeling after cleaning the roadside gutters in the pouring rain.


  6. November 25, 2014 12:17 pm

    That is spectacular!


    • November 25, 2014 12:26 pm

      thanks Heather – they are brighter than my normal colour palette, I’m pleased with both the wefts.


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