I've been playing with weaving scarves lately.
I looked in my weaving notes and realized that
it's been six years since I last wove a scarf!
Now I'm making up for lost time.
I finished my bamboo/cashmere/silk plain weave scarf
and I love the hand/drape to it.
I wore it for the first time the other day
(even if it wasn't really cold enough)
and it felt deliciously awesome!
This is going to be a favorite scarf,
I just know it.
I finished weaving the next series of scarves
that had a fall feel to it with colors of burnt orange, soft yellow, and various greens.
I wove three scarves off of the Tencel warp:
starting on the left the weft is hand carded Cormo alternating
with a slubby handspun silk yarn; the black scarf has a
Merino/Tencel weft alternating with the handspun silk yarn;
and the scarf on the right has a weft of upcycled cashmere yarn
unraveled from a beige thrift store sweater that I
dyed a soft green, burnt orange, and soft yellow.
The black Merino/Tencel/silk scarf has an interesting pebbly texture to it.
The Cormo wool started out being dyed in small bundles
then I hand carded it to make small rolags to spin.
Have you ever worked with Cormo wool?
It's super soft and lovely to spin/weave with.
I had the serendipitous opportunity to buy bags of
Cormo wool a few years back from a local farmer.
Happy days :-)
The Cormo/silk/Tencel scarf:
I'm having a blast weaving scarves,
just in case you haven't noticed.