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mountain_waif
« on: January 17, 2007 10:29:09 AM »





I am so happy to have finished this.  It took about a week from start to finish and is my first finished project.  It does look just like the pattern was supposed to although I wasn't sure of anything....just jumped into it.  It did take me awhile to figure out what a draft was and then I had to add floating selvages to make the edges weave right.  I wove it on my four harness table loom.

Boy, nothing feels so good as finishing this and it actually looking right.  Hope y'all like it!
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chipper
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007 10:34:15 AM »

Congrats on a fantastic first finished project!  It's beautiful!
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midnight7649
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007 10:42:54 AM »

it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!  is it woven with thread? I don't know anything about weaving.... Smiley
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mountain_waif
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007 11:18:40 AM »

Thank you for your posts. 

It is made out of unmarked kinda thin yarn that I bought at a thrift shop.  I believe it is Red Heart Sport yarn which is 100% acrylic.  It definitely wasn't wool.  I wasn't sure what it would look like so I was glad to have something to test the waters with. 

The yarn was sticky when I changed harnesses but using the beater opened the shed right up as long as I kept an eye on it and moved the scarf forward every couple inches.

I zigzagged the edges as in the directions but didn't like how the edge looked so I ran a embroidery split stitch over the zigzag stitches with the same tan yarn and liked the look of it...it made it look finished.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007 11:30:14 AM »

Beautiful, nice colours, wonderful pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007 12:38:46 PM »

That looks great. I love using floating selvages all the time. They are a wonderful invention. Congradulations of your first woven thing!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007 12:47:41 PM »

wow-that's really awesome! maybe ill learn how to weave now; I've been wanting to for a while....
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007 09:48:34 PM »

That turned out wonderful!  I need to read more about trying to put some type of pattern into my weaving, because I really like the way your scarf looks like it has the diagonal white stripes in it.  Too cool!
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007 08:30:26 AM »

Beautiful!
I love the colours and the pattern Smiley
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peachymanaangel
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007 06:05:05 AM »

What a great draft! I can't wait to see what you do next.
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