Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Am I Really a Weaver?

I got the idea for these scarves from a Handwoven issue last year. The boucle yarn is from Henry’s Attic. I dyed it in February when Mim and I were out in the garage, dyeing in from of heaters that Ian set up for us. It had seemed like such a good idea by email and we were happy with the results, but it got really cold by the time we were done.

I wasn’t sure about sett, so the scarf on the right is 8 epi and the one on the left is 10 epi. I have only brushed the one on the right so far and used a llama brush. I had to full it first, but it is fantastic how the mohair blooms. The scarf feels plush and thick. I’m wondering how it will feel though, so will wait for cold weather and a trial run before brushing the other one. The unbrushed scarf looks like rainbow dyed car upholstry from an old car.

I’m discovering that finding time – no – making time to weave has been problematic. I’ll admit that my job does get in the way, to say nothing of the commute, but other people find time for the important things. After talking to Sue and Jan at the Nevada County Fair, both whom have sold their looms because they determined that they weren’t weavers, I’ve been a little nervous. I wonder if I’m not being honest with myself. I seem to find time to spin and knit. On the other hand, if I don't weave, what am I going to do with all the yarn I spin?!


Sara said...

um, knit?

just sayin' :-)

:shazzy: said...

those are just gorgeous!

Beryl Moody said...

I'm positive that a weaver lives within you. Just give it time to develop. The scarves are wonderful and you are off to a great start.