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Topic: Bally Ho! scarf (from fiber to FO!)  (Read 4750 times)
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« on: June 02, 2008 12:38:27 PM »

First, I combed up some roving balls of a bunch of different hand dyed fibers (they had wool, viscose, ramie, silk noils, soy silk, sparkle, alpaca, nylon, and mohair in them).



Then I made yarn!



It's a corespun handspun, which means it was crazy light and fluffy.  There were mohair locks and noils and other weirdness sticking out all over the place, too.

Yesterday, Travis and I put a ridiculously long warp on the loom and I started weaving.  After about 3 hours, I was like, "I don't care how long it is, I'm done."  The finished scarf turned out being 6" wide by over 9' long.



(Notice in the above picture, I'm rocking my dyeing clothes.  I normally don't wear glam disco scarves before embarking on a big dye day)

The scarf, being 12 million feet long, is kind of hard to photograph at once, but you can kind of get the essence of it from these pics:







Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008 12:43:41 PM »

That is so cool and unique! Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008 12:49:05 PM »

I love this--the colors are absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 12:57:49 PM »

Gorgeous! Wish I could make something so beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008 01:01:20 PM »

Absolutely beautiful.  I adore super long scarves, and I LOVE the gypsy-chic colours of yours.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 01:05:30 PM »

That roving and your spun yarn is incredible.
I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 01:17:45 PM »

That is beeee-utiful  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 07:23:53 AM »

Absolutely stunning! Great handwork all around!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008 09:07:55 PM »

This is so beautiful!  the yarn is amazing (must learn to do corespun) and I love the scarf!
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009 10:43:02 PM »

SO PRETTY! I *love* that scarf! Smiley
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