Friday, February 18, 2011


Today I made some photos whilst out on a walk. I walk in a newly planted wood and it is fascinating to see what grows there.
And a close up of the above
We have had some lovely sunny days the last few days but today was cold and dull but at least it was dry.
I've had another week of flu symptoms so it was nice to be able to get out again.

My scarf was finished last night. Quite fiddly to get the part mended with the broken warp threads.
I unpicked about 1cm so that I was able to secure the loose ends between the fringes. I left those to the last to do as I had to add quite a few threads to make up for all the broken ones. But I'm pleased with the result.
I took a few photos but not enough to show what I did.

Here the white scarf next to the black. They look so totally different, but the only difference is the black and white yarn. The coloured silk yarn in the black scarf was woven 3/1 twill and in the white scarf this was woven 2/2 twill, the black and white yarn was tabby woven. And I made the warp in a slightly different way so the colours are not as neat together as in the black scarf. But I think the end result is fine.
Here you can clearly see all the broken threads. This is after I unpicked 1cm of weaving.
10 from the 30 threads here were gone. What I did was repair in pairs so that I could start with one thread, weave it through the cloth with a needle and the other end of the thread was the 2nd thread. repeating this another 4 times making in total 10 threads. On the other side were 6 threads missing.
And here the end result after mending. The short ends are twisted into the fringes.
It was just so fiddly that I forgot to photograph what I was doing. So only have the before and after photo.

My loom has been empty now for the last week. High time to get another warp on the go. Will it be more about techniques or shall I make another scarf? At the moment I need some weaving that will not need a lot of thought like getting more into a technique so probably I'll get another scarf on the go. My father is not to well, will have to see how things go with him. Hence the need for a relaxing weaving and lots of walks next to visiting.


  1. Je foto's zijn prachtig en je sjaals ook, maar wat kan daar toch een werk in zitten hè.
    Ik zou maar een heerlijke, gemakkelijke, vrolijke sjaal gaan weven :-)
    Veel sterkte met je vader en verder in elk geval een fijn weekend.

    ps; Doe jij in maart ook een cursus bij Dineke?

  2. Marion, dank je. Ja ik ga vilten bij Dineke in maart.