The first scarf is off the loom, blocked, fringe trimmed and ready to wear. I’m really very pleased with this one!
It has a lovely drape and is incredibly soft.
I love the way the 3-1 twill creates such distinctive sides:
Front and back, post blocking
Best compliment, from Son #4, “You could wear this and people would ask where you bought it.” High praise, indeed!
Details: on loom- 13 1/4″ x 73″, 9.8 PPI
Off loom- 13 3/4″ x 68″
Post blocking- 13″ x 65″, 12 PPI
So, on to the rest of the warp, choosing a different weft and perhaps a 2-2 twill this time?
Wrapped and burned Tulle, found bolts and washers, wire
After over a year spent working on the Foundations: Textiles course from OCA, I’ve realized that it isn’t taking me where I want to go. This is a mixed media art course, rather than a purely textiles course, with minimal teacher/tutor support. While this may be perfect for many students, personally I need a bit more guidance, a more hands-on, textile-based practice. I’m withdrawing from the course, though I plan to finish the last assignments independently, but without the time & expense of submission and the lengthy analytical posts. (What, you’re not sorry to be denied my artistic navel-gazing?!)
I’ve learned a great deal this past year, been introduced to amazing artists and found some wonderful resources that I will continue to use. Understanding the important role research and sketchbook work can play is probably the most valuable thing I’ll take away from this experience. However, weaving is the area I really want to focus on, and am looking forward to Rebecca Mezoff‘s Tapestry Weaving course, starting in September!
About 36″ woven
The warp is long enough for two 72″ scarves, so this is about halfway through the first.
Very pleased with the 1-3 twill, it makes each side of the fabric very distinctive.
Right side detail
Originally planned for a balanced weave, with warp at 22 EPI, but my weft is more like 13-14 PPI. Feels right, but we’ll see how it is after blocking!
320 ends, 5.6 yds each
12 dent Reed, sett 1-2-2-2 for 21 epi
Jaggerspun Spun 2/18 Wool/Silk
Pewter and Charcoal