Tuesday, February 16, 2010

finished another scarf!

scarf with painted skein warp

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.

the warp colors show in the fringe

the yarn used for the warp

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!


  1. Looks great, Mom! I'm glad you had a good time at the class.

  2. Thanks kiddo! Just wait til you see the scarf I made in the 2nd class I took (will post soon)!