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« on: February 18, 2009 11:58:04 AM »

i made this scarf in a weaving class i took.  its a twill weave that reverses on each warp color.  i'm pretty sure its wool.

its about 60" without the fringe

i was too lazy to de-wrinkle it, but here's a close-up shot of the twill lines

and an action shot.  i was so excited i matched my makeup to the scarf colors

i used probably the world's oldest table loom to make this scarf.  the teacher questioned my choice of colors at first but everyone thought it was pretty rad when it was finished.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009 12:48:02 PM »

That is so beautiful! I totally dig the colors.

I keep wanting to learn how to weave, and I think you might have just pushed me over the edge  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009 12:57:51 PM »

gorgeous. I love the colors.  I'm doing my first weaving project, but it's nowhere near so exciting.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009 01:06:52 PM »

Its really nice.  The colours are great, they look really vibrant with the weave pattern. 

Out of curiosity - how long did it take to do?  Leaning to weave is on my 'to do list' (along with hundreds of other things!). Wink


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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009 02:24:18 PM »

thats gorgeous!  And you teacher was wrong to question your choice in colors, I love them!

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009 05:50:53 PM »

HOLY WOW!! that came out amazing. i really love the color combination. i wish i could make something as amazingly beautiful as that!

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009 05:26:05 AM »

This is well done!!

And someone asked- weaving does take a bit- mostly the warping or setting up part. I like it a lot though, it's tedious and repetitive and meditative....
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009 06:28:08 AM »

And someone asked- weaving does take a bit- mostly the warping or setting up part. I like it a lot though, it's tedious and repetitive and meditative....

ha, yeah.  I think I may like warping best, actually.  Not the actual loom warping, of course, but laying out the warp on a warping board.  Embarrassed  But I also was working on the world's oldest table loom?  (I have great hopes that working on a proper floor loom would be 10x more awesome.)  It can be a finicky thing, but you get in the zone and the thing is shaping up in front of you, and it's amazing. 

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009 07:18:42 PM »

I really like your color choices!! It is always the most seemingly random color combos that turn out the most amazing fabrics in the end! I remember my first weaving project we mixed a bunch of different random colors and weaving patterns to kind of try everything out to get a feel for weaving and they were some of the most creative and beautiful projects!! The colors really pop!! Great first weave!

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009 05:07:06 PM »

that looks awesome! i love the colors!!!!! Grin

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