Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Spaced Out Felted Scarf is finished!
The scarf is done! It never got much smaller, so it's a wee bit too long for me, but it works if I fold it in half and thread the ends through - Janet Dawson style (though it will need a very cold day!) - or perhaps one of my taller family members will want it?
Felting tech - looking closely at the yarns, I realized something that I already knew (doh!) - loosely plied or unplied yarns felt much more readily than multi-plied or tightly plied yarns (that's Cascade 220/warp on top and Crystal Palace Taos/weft on the bottom)
And some close-ups of the felting (no, my wefts were not packed that tight - the yarn just shrunk that much!)
It was a fun experiment, and I kind of like the scarf, even if it makes me feel really short!
So now I'm packing for Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat where I will be taking classes from Syne Mitchell and weaving my next two scarves!