A Twofer

So, I have two scarves now…

My cough is almost gone and I find myself nearly ready to tackle that hat germ-free again, lol (and ugh). But, I have two scarves for my trouble, so that's a plus. :)

Here they are together. They still need to be finished with their fringes and then wet finished as well. But they're off the loom. I bought some Craftsy classes on rigid heddle looming and the beginner one is supposed to have a couple options for fringes. So, I'm going to look into it before starting that. I think my next project is where the more advanced video comes in as I want to either try a color and weave technique or something textural.

You can see in the first one (the predominately orangier one) where I had more even beating at times and less even beating at other times…I blame that bug, lol. The second one is a bit more even. I believe the yarn was more suited to that reed.

One of these has a little more drape than the other and one is longer than the other. Really going to have to start paying attention to potential series. But, since these are stashbusters anyway, I'm not going to worry too much about that.

I like how they complement each other.

These are good practice for learning how to maintain neat selvedges and even beating (though it is definitely a work in progress here). But I have a couple other resources to try when I'm ready for something other than scarves. I found a beginner book that looks good called Weaving Made Easy by Liz Gipson that I could immediately download as well as a more in depth book called The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth On A Rigid Heddle Loom by Jane Patrick. These should definitely keep me busy when I com back to the loom for awhile.

Yes…Two scarves for the price of a chest cold.

Not bad, says I.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous! I love scarves. I just watched the beginner rigid heddle weaving class on Craftsy, even though I don’t have a loom, haha. I am really tempted to buy the Ashford Sample it loom.

    • I love that loom! It’s quick and easy gratification. :)

      How did you like the class? I haven’t watched the harp segment yet. I need to just plant myself in a spot for a day and watch all the vids I bought from Craftsy all the way through…good thing they don’t expire!!

      • I also didn’t watch the harp segment. It’s interesting, but I’ve never worked on a loom before so it was all really new to me. I bought it to see what kinds of things I could do with a loom before committing to buying one but it really is just the bare basics. Guess I’ll be waiting for a promo to buy the advanced loom class, hah.

  2. I like these scarves. They colors are great. One question though… are they soft? All I can think of when I see them is burlap.

  3. I’ve really got to stop reading your weaving posts. I do NOT need another fiber hobby! LOL!

  4. They are really lovely!

  5. Both scarves look great! Glad you’re on the mend, too.

  6. caityrosey says:

    Makes me want to weave table runners. That would be a perfect use for my “rustic” first attempts.

  7. A very pretty effect is achieved. Well done. Glad your cough is better.

    • Thanks so much! Never paid attention to how long they can linger after all the meds are gone…it’s actually still waking me at night! But, not much else by way of the nasty symptoms I had. So, I am only going to complain but so much. Thanks for the compliment on the scarves! :)

  8. grayseasaylor says:

    More beautiful work, Stacey…are you certain you are a beginner :) I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better…the cough lingered for me, too, but it did cease. I am focusing on working on Miss Maggie Rabbit this afternoon…its cloudy with showers but I am celebrating Spring and hope you are too.
    xx,
    Gracie

    • OMG, Gracie! SUCH a beginner! And this one is coming slowly too. But, practice is getting to be fun. Usually more tries means more chances for success! :)

      I am! I am celebrating spring AND Spring Break!! I LOVE Spring Break! So many things to do…and a whole week to get them done. Loves it! I hope your projects are keeping life colorful for you. :)

      Happy spring, Gracie!
      xox

  9. Beautiful !!

  10. Very, very lovely :)

  11. Stunning!

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