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Lufah
« on: February 09, 2008 02:34:03 PM »

I collected these yarns together last summer with the intention of weaving a shawl.



However, due to how different the yarns were from each other, I was too scared to do anything with them... until today! 

Lufahsman helped me warp the loom... (I'm using an Ashford 32" rigid heddle loom, by the way)





Then I started weaving...



A few hours later (because some of the yarn was really chunky and huge), I was done!





It came out to be about 18 1/2" wide and 64" long.  I had the thought that it was going to be so obnoxious and insane that I probably would never wear it, seeing as how I pretty much never wear shawls anyway.  I thought I would wind up just hanging it on the wall and making wall art or something.  However, even though I don't look real enthused in this photo, I think I love it.  Smiley



There are areas where it looks pretty loose-woven in spots, but fortunately, nothing looks like it's going to fall apart or anything.  I just want to snuggle up in it and be a ball of happy.  Smiley  Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008 02:38:47 PM »

That is so jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
I love the colors you chose, and how they interact with each other.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008 02:44:42 PM »

oh wow.  that looks sooo pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008 02:52:25 PM »

 Shocked  BEAUTiFUL!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008 02:52:47 PM »

Awesome!!
I love the pictures of the yarn on the loom
its so colourful Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008 02:59:47 PM »

Wow! It's just amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008 03:10:47 PM »

As I was looking at the pictures, the same thoughts you typed below went through my head! Who would have thought that such diverse yarns could make something so beautiful? I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008 03:21:54 PM »

Thanks, everyone!   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008 08:17:58 AM »

That is the most beautiful shawl I have ever seen. Absolutely fabulous foresight on the yarns going together, just breathtaking!!!!! What a punch of color to see today when we are amidst a blizzard here in Michigan.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008 02:59:22 PM »

That scarf is wonderful.  I need to find a loom.  I haven't been weaving for the last three years.  I'm inspired.
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