Purple Heart Scarf
Yarns – Warp: Mountain Colors Mountain Goat / Harrisville Shetland Tweed 2ply
Weft: Harrisville Shetland Tweed 2ply
As a knitter of moderate speed, I just marveled at how quickly this thing wove up! It was my first handwoven project, so there were natural mistakes and some beginning problems that ate up a small amount of time; those considerations aside, I finished the scarf in about three hours on the first day. We finished it the second day, but that took only a few minutes of time. E finished hers even quicker and sat and knit on a sock while I finished up It measured 87 inches before I washed it – it shrunk to about 82 inches after washing and drying. It’s beautiful and I plan to wear it very often…
Twill Sampler Cloth
Yarn – Warp: Perle Cotton in Ivory and Chocolate (striped) /
Weft: Perle Cotton in Light Brown
While the first scarf is amazing and cherished, it is this little cloth in which I am most proud. This was the day two project, completed in a few short hours. The looms for this project were pre-warped, so that cut down on 60% of the process time. As stated in yesterday’s post, we were allowed to choose different colors for the weft, and I was excited to see the differences that the colors made in the overall look of the cloth. (You can see E’s and mine together – hers is blue, mine is brown). The pattern was structured to be a wall hanging, but once I got going on it, I wanted something actually usable. E suggested that it would make a great bread cloth… now I just need some warm homemade bread to match!
Two days later and this weaving is still on my mind. Of course, that does not mean that I am not thinking about knitting… I started a new project, and also picked up some lovely yarns at The Mannings – and the new cloth makes a perfect photograph backdrop for it!
It was a wonderful class with a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. Tom gave us so much information in two short days! I plan on following up this class with some other weaving classes at the school, keeping the weaving current in my mind. I am still amazed at how much we accomplished in the short time, and I am so happy with my own pieces.
We were all so happy to show off our lovely scarves at the end of the day!