Have finally got back to the blog, fortunately no major dramas to account for the silence, just busy with life, work and having more fun weaving rather than writing about it.
I mainly weave with fine wools and 8/2 unmercerised cotton. These are not particularly slippery yarns and I have not had any trouble winding even long warps up to 15 metres on my warping mill, so tend not to use choke ties. Last time I was at the local yarn shop I spied a cone of a fine Italian rayon ribbon knitting yarn. Although I didn’t have a firm plan for it, the colour – somewhere between red and coral with a great rayon shine – spoke to me and of course it followed me home.
I used some in some black scarves with a supplementary warp. The red was the first and looks great but I didn’t really think the project through and the red accent yarns were not secured well enough and if caught behave like threads for smocking or woven shibori.
Fortunately the crosses were well secured and even though it looked bad in the process, definitely worse than in this photo,
I’ve also been busy making some scarves for the scarf festival in Geelong later in the year. They need to be in Geelong by Friday but I posted them tonight so I had a day to spare, I'm not always so efficient