Saturday, 16 May 2009

Green silk crammed and spaced scarf

This is my entry to the 2009 SSVE. (This is a post-dated post, I'm actually on holiday in Australia at the moment!)


This is a scarf made from a space-dyed 30/2 silk warp, dyed in three shades of green - an avocado green, an yellower variant of that, and a blue variant of that. The warp was threaded using a crammed-and-spaced approach. This gave an overall sett of 30 epi, with the most dense parts set at 60 epi, all the way down to 10 dpi at the most widely set portions. The weft is handspun silk cap, dyed before spinning to the same colours as the warp. The fringe was simply twisted, to give a slight variation in the spacing of the fringe.

Here's a close-up of the weave structure:


The design was woven using a reversing twill, to give diamonds. In the less crammed spaces, these form an eye pattern.

On the 30th of March, I gave this scarf as a gift to a collleague who had resigned from work. She was absolutely delighted with it, and immediately put it on.


I spotted it artistically folded on her desk this morning, keeping her company. :)

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the pattern and color.

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  2. Can't really add anything to Pam's comment, it looks simply gorgeous.

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  3. Thanks for your participation again, and I hope you're having a lovely holiday.

    I just want to touch this piece, it appears so slinky/slithery and sexy.

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  4. i like thw way twill lines climb in higher-sett bands. i guess that's what craming and spacing means then. hmm, my vocabulary just got a little less cumbersome

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  5. it is so beautiful! Are you near me (Sydneyish)?

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  6. Beautiful!!! Hope you're having a great vacation.

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  7. You work really is exquisite.

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  8. It's lovely. Beautiful in color, weave, and drape. Great photos too.

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  9. Very gorgeous
    I have been getting into weaving lately.. just on my little rigid heddle loom since I have no space for anything bigger.

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