Hello all! So I've started a four-shaft weaving class at my fantastico LYS. One of my first assignments on my rented Schacht table loom was a plainweave project, though we were instructed to be "creative with color".
So I randomly decided I wanted to use handspun for this project that was due in a week. EEeep! I had no idea at the time how much work it is to spin for AND weave a project in just a week's time.
I took some superwash merino roving in what I thought were weirdo colors that might not go together super-wonderfully and spun up 200+ yards for the 3-yard warp:
Each color is just plied on itself, no big woo...but I thought the colors might work up interestingly.
Then I measured the warp on my warping board...
...and warped the loom. I ran out of yarn so I spun up another 200+ yards for the weft. At this point I was completely exhaustified. But determined! I started weaving with the slightly chunkier weft. It was such a gorgeous day that I hauled my loom outside to weave on the picnic table...
I threw stripes of colors in at random, just to see what would happen. What happened was plaid, of course!
I was so proud when I took the scarf off the loom that I paraded it over to my neighbor, Chad.
"Looks great, Nicole," he said. "Guess you're a Swedish soccer fan!"