I last left this blog with a mention (okay maybe it was a post) on how I was taking a weaving class. Well that class ended a month ago, so maybe it is time I showed you some pics.
After doing trying several different patterns I decided on weaving a mix twill (done in orange on the left). I liked how it showed texture in two colours. We were given the option of changing some of our warp threads, and I decided to change 6 threads along the one side. I wanted to change it to the wool (Cascade 220) that I was using but the instructor said since the rest of the warp was in acrylic I should change it to acrylic as well. I wasn't keen on this but took some mulitcoloured yarn and made the switch.
To tie in those six threads I did a couple of pattern repeats on each end in the multicoloured. The variagated in the warp is lost, but it was a learning experience.
The scarf is in need of a good blocking, and is ready to wear. If you want a rectangle for a scarf, weaving is the way to go. I am thinking of getting a rigid heddle loom which would be good for scarves and table runners but not for wide things like blankets. We will have to see what the year brings me.