Monday, July 16, 2018
Undulating Twill Silk Scarf
Given it was a color gradation (named Grey Mint) I wanted to use as warp and it proved strong enough. I used a sett of 12epi and chose a simple undulating twill structure to show off the gradation. It was on skeins and winding the warp was a little fussy due to some thin areas in the fiber that I had to work around. Getting it on the loom went smoothly. The weft is a standard Henry's Attic cream colored silk. I used it doubled to match the weight of the linear silk.
The weaving was straightforward other than care to not over tension. I was a bit worried too much tension would stress the linear silk.
I followed an article on washing silk and it turned out really lovely. After wet finish I decided on a braided fringe because the twisted warp was not going to work with a twisted fringe.
The scarf is heavier than one would expect for silk yet the drape is quite lovely.
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