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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

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the over-twist was woven in random stripes

it gathered as expected, after washing

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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?

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now the fringe on the second piece needs to be twisted

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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

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  1. November 25, 2014 12:17 pm

    That is spectacular!

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    • 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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  2. November 25, 2014 4:37 pm

    wowza! looks like lots of energy.

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    • November 25, 2014 4:47 pm

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

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  3. November 25, 2014 5:50 pm

    Wow that is amazingly beautiful, Jean.

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    • 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.

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  4. November 26, 2014 12:46 am

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

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    • 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.

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  5. 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.

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    • 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.

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  6. November 28, 2014 10:24 am

    Great shrinkies. The rainbows are a bonus.

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    • 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??

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