Surprise!


CLEARING THE PALATE
I’ll bet you thought I didn’t have it in me (grin). A fellow, who brought me 30 cashmere sweaters over the past year, requested a herringbone scarf. I had to talk him into making the warp a slightly different shade than the weft. I used Bambu 7 sett at 18 epi and just doubled the cashmere rather than tripled as it was a heavier weight cashmere. I used a straight draw and am dancing the twill with a direct tie-up on 4 harnesses.

This entry was posted in Commissions, Recycled Cashmere, Techniques.

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    Valerie January 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    It is -12 degrees Farenheit this morning. That scarf looks so inviting…..cashmere you say?

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    Peg in South Carolina January 17, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    No, I didn’t think you had it in you! I suspect, though, that you found the weaving quite pleasant and now are ready to get back to more colorful projects! Or…..is this the beginning of a new era?!?

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    Joan January 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    Every one needs a bit of variety in their lives. I happen to LOVE twills.

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    Dorothy January 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    This is looks soft and lovely in the muted colours, but I did wonder if I’d clicked on someone else’s blog!I’m very interested in your use of old cashmere, especially as I hate parting with my old clothes and it would be good to give a few sweaters a second existence.

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    Sandra Rude January 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    Ditto what Dorothy said. I’ll be willing to bet the next warp on that loom is wildly colorful!

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    Ann January 18, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    I also thought I’d clicked on the wrong blog! The scarf is beautiful – will this make you a twill convert?

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    Stephen January 19, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    This scarf is simply stunning and beautiful. It’s seems rare to find scarfs made for a man’s aesthetic tastes in the handwoven world. As a man, I’d very happy to wear this scarf. Also, thanks for inspiring me to make some movement on projects that I bought yarn for some years ago and never actually wove. I have pounds of 32/2 merino just sitting around getting dusty when I could actually create something for others. I think I’ll go create warps now. Peaceful and creative weaving,Stephen