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« on: November 28, 2012 02:00:13 PM »

Using the methods in this tutorial I posted a while back I made this lovely lovely scarf!

One the Plank loom:

Bamboo statement scarf, on the 'loom' by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

piled up all pretty Smiley

Bamboo statement scarf by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Hung over my office chair, both ways.

Bamboo statement scarf by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Bamboo statement scarf by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I love it.  It's so drapey and soft.  Made from my own handspun bamboo art yarn!
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012 02:02:06 PM »

Saw this on your blog and loved it! It's very visually stimulating, and looks like it would be texturally stimulating as well. Envious of your talents!
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012 02:29:29 PM »

Thank you Jexxican!  It's so lovely to wear....  I maybe might keep it for me.... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012 02:46:29 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love all the texture...and, your looming looks so neat and even...beautiful, belladune!
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012 03:49:39 PM »

So lush and gorgeous! That purple is beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012 04:07:52 PM »

I had a loom made so I could also make a scarf. My problem... I don't know how to make the fringe. the tut I read on it was vague on that part.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012 05:35:08 PM »

This is beautiful, Belladune!
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012 08:05:02 PM »

I absolutely LOVED your Rider Prider scarf, and now this one! I really wanted to join in on that craftalong, but store bought yarns compared to yours are boring and made me sad every time I looked at them and tried to find one that would work well  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012 08:19:31 PM »

I made this loom and wove in fabric strips, but never finished, so took it off the other day, and the loom is still leaning on the wall. I don't understand the shuttle part. I just wove the fabric over and under. I agree with Leather and Lace that the effect wouldn't be the same with store yarn, but I realized my fabric strips were too thick. Maybe t shirt yarn would make a nice soft scarf. Your earlier tutorial is what prompted me to make it. I gotta get busy. I'm slacking.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012 05:03:53 AM »

I love this scarf!  Just read your tutorial and I can see why Jexxi has a huge crush on you!  I believe I may join her idol worship cult now.... Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012 06:14:44 AM »

Vjepson, the fringe can be made in several ways.  I generally just tie a knot with 2-4 of the threads (this one is 3, because it worked out that way)  Simple and easy.  Leave as little or as much as you want.  If you don't want a simple fringe, or something with more pizazz, you could tie off bunches of 4(or any even number), then split them and tie two from the first and two from the second (and so on and so forth)  and then split them again into bunches of 2, and tie the two left over from the first set with the two from the second.  I'm not sure if that fancy fringe makes sense, but perhaps I can find the time to set up a mock up and take pics.
And then ofcourse you can always add beads....  Lots of different ways to make a fringe!

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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012 06:17:55 AM »

Wow, this is stunning!  I love the colors and textures and yummy!
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012 06:20:33 AM »

I absolutely LOVED your Rider Prider scarf, and now this one! I really wanted to join in on that craftalong, but store bought yarns compared to yours are boring and made me sad every time I looked at them and tried to find one that would work well  Undecided
Awe!!  I know, store bough yarns are pretty boring.  Do you have a local yarn shop, or can you hit up etsy?  (If you have the $ for handspun, it can get pretty pricey,  but if all you need is for the warp you only need about 60-90 yards for a scarf this wide.)
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012 06:24:00 AM »

I made this loom and wove in fabric strips, but never finished, so took it off the other day, and the loom is still leaning on the wall. I don't understand the shuttle part. I just wove the fabric over and under. I agree with Leather and Lace that the effect wouldn't be the same with store yarn, but I realized my fabric strips were too thick. Maybe t shirt yarn would make a nice soft scarf. Your earlier tutorial is what prompted me to make it. I gotta get busy. I'm slacking.

the shuttle part is just to wrap your fabric or yarn around.  With this one I got lazy and used the toilet paper tube that I'd had the weft (back and forth yarn) on already.  with that addition of the makeshift heddles (the things that make the shed- which is the space between the yarn when you lift it) Any old chunk o' something will work to hold your weft more managable.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012 07:00:56 AM »

I absolutely LOVED your Rider Prider scarf, and now this one! I really wanted to join in on that craftalong, but store bought yarns compared to yours are boring and made me sad every time I looked at them and tried to find one that would work well  Undecided
Awe!!  I know, store bough yarns are pretty boring.  Do you have a local yarn shop, or can you hit up etsy?  (If you have the $ for handspun, it can get pretty pricey,  but if all you need is for the warp you only need about 60-90 yards for a scarf this wide.)
Leather and lace, if you don't have the money for Etsy handspun, you could always PM one of us spinners and see if we would be willing to do a personal swap with you. I bet several of us would. Getting to see our handspun worked up into a scarf (since you would post the completed project here) rather than just hanging out on the wall would be so rewarding, at least for me.

Bunny1kenobi, idol worship?! *gasp!* I could never sacrifice sheepies, especially not to Belladune...
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012 12:33:40 PM »

Bunny1kenobi, idol worship?! *gasp!* I could never sacrifice sheepies, especially not to Belladune...
(please excuse my early morning delirium)

No blood sacrifice required, just their wool....  Wink LOl
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012 12:52:23 PM »

Bunny1kenobi, idol worship?! *gasp!* I could never sacrifice sheepies, especially not to Belladune...
(please excuse my early morning delirium)

No blood sacrifice required, just their wool....  Wink LOl


 you two are hillarious.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012 04:30:30 PM »

Thanks for the weddle tip. I guess pulling too tight makes it get narrower in the middle? Never thought to use any type of spacer.
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012 06:10:45 PM »

You do ahve to be careful about how tight you pull the weft yarn or it will get thinner and thinner... And then you go crazy when you try to back track to fix it.... Trust me.  I know...  Try to keep it quite loose at the edge, even almost to loose. and you have to pay attention to the over all weave as well. making sure it's consistent.  It takes some practice.
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2012 02:27:04 PM »

I absolutely LOVED your Rider Prider scarf, and now this one! I really wanted to join in on that craftalong, but store bought yarns compared to yours are boring and made me sad every time I looked at them and tried to find one that would work well  Undecided
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Now there is a good idea. I'll definitely hit you up about that, but I might have to wait until after the holidays so I can be sure to have time to make something to send to you. I'll send a PM to discuss specifics. Thanks so much! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2012 07:02:30 PM »

That is wonderful! So much texture and I love the colors!
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012 03:55:27 PM »

This is so beautiful, bella!! I love the colors and the texture. Pinning it!!
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012 05:11:38 PM »

Grin  Thanks Lime!
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Nice!!! I like the contrast of the purple with the white upon it..The White Seems like snow..Very well done..Stefanie
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012 07:57:11 PM »

Thank you!!
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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012 08:00:45 AM »

What an awesome scarf! I love everything about it! I always want to do weaving like that but I have never sat down and come up with a loom for myself. This has inspired me to think about that again!
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2013 06:09:55 AM »

This is so beautiful!
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