Project: Bearfoot Scarf
Yarn: Warp: Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Marigold & Berry, two warp threads in Treadsoft. Weft: Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Yellowstone & Marigold.
Loom: Schacht Flip, Rigid Heddle Loom 25"
E.P.I.: 13 on a 12-dent reed
I think I had picked out these colors to go together over the summer but didn't get around to warping my loom until December. (Basically I realized I was going to be half a skein short of my goal, and weaving was the only way I could make my deadline before I left for our Christmas travels.) I love the Marigold colorway, in fact, I have two more skeins of it in my stash! It makes me think of New York curtains, Buddhist monks, Indian garlands, and the Day of the Dead.
I started with about 8 inches of plain weave with the Yellowstone colorway, then switched to four shots of Yellowstone and one shot of Marigold. I simply looped the Marigold up the side of the project creating little decorative loops along the edge.
I put on my big-girl pants and hemstitched the ends, so that I have finished edges! Of course, I haven't done anything with the fringe on the edge yet, but I imagine I will twist them together to make a more finished look.
|Marigolds at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton Michigan.|
My practical nature wants each project to be useful in some manner, whereas I think I would greatly benefit from pure experimentation. I need to let go. But it fights against my very nature. Weaving will be very good for me, I can tell. I just need to unwind enough to let it happen.