Tuesday, February 16, 2010
finished another scarf!
Finally posting last week's scarf - Painted-Skein Warp:Random Colors - woven in class at Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat. The warp was hand dyed by our fabulous and fun teacher, Syne Mitchell.
I highly recommend her classes - her instructions are clear and well organized, her style is supportive, relaxed, and encouraging, she's fun and funny and just plain nice (as well as being very knowledgeable and skilled and talented).
Weaving tech - 2 and 1/2 yard warp, 8 dent reed, plain weave
The trick with the painted warp is to choose a weft of a darker shade so the eye will be drawn to the colors in the warp. Then beat loosely so there is a bit of space in the weave (and a bit of drape as well). Pretty cool effect. Now I want to try some of the other ways of warping painted yarns and do color blocks or stripes - so much fun to be had!