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« on: January 30, 2014 12:55:37 PM »

Long ago I bought yarn with the idea of semi-recreating an awesome scarf I had once but gave up because I'd grown allergic to it  Cry This scarf is 100% me-safe!



After abandoning the notion of knitting or crocheting (which I admire greatly but actually doing either frustrates the heck out of me), I dug out an embroidery scroll frame, cut oodles of 3-yard-long black strands for the warp and started weaving.



The scroll frame had 2 split dowels that I slid the warp strands through but no pegs to keep the strands spaced. It was also a 6" frame. I had to keep pulling the finished part up through one dowel and manually untangling and spacing the next portion of warp before passing the weft through.

However, 4 days later = done! And I mean just about 4 entire days. I started on Boxing Day and didn't finish until sometime in the afternoon on Dec. 29. I just plopped in front of the TV and wove!



It's about 7 feet long with 10" fringe on either side. The whole thing is secured by machine sewing in black thread all around the edges.



It's warm and when I went back to work with it I got compliments! Not bad for a vacation project! I think I am quite happy with my new scarf.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014 05:00:46 PM »

Very nice. I like the colors you chose.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014 05:51:29 AM »

I'm impressed with your perseverance. Weaving intrigues me.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015 07:26:44 AM »

It's a work of art Smiley. I like the combo of the organized weaving with the random textiles. It makes for a really interesting piece.

Congratulations on being featured in the best of list for 2014!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015 04:48:30 PM »

Thanks so much, guys! I'm so happy and flattered and just over the moon! Plus, I really love my scarf.
Yay!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015 06:23:21 PM »

Congrats on making the Best of 2015!  there's so much texture in that scarf!
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