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Work in progress: multiple shots in same shed

January 28th 2012 in Drafts, Experiments, On the Loom

This scarf uses a “new to me” technique – multiple shots in the same shed, using floating selveges to keep the weft from pulling in too much. The design looked, on the computer a little like “hearts” — at least as close as a 2 shaft design could make, that is. And it’s apropos for the time of year, too!

Here it is on the loom; I’m not quite done weaving it yet. At this point, the pattern is not too evident; I think that it needs washing and fulling in order to be more evident.

In Progress

Cotton Chenile with a Cotton/Rayon mix

I’ve noticed a few things in the process of weaving. With multiple shots in a single shed, it’s really hard to keep it balanced. I’m hoping that washing will help. I also think that I need a closer sett than I would otherwise — that will help compensate for the weft shots being closer.

I’ll post a picture once it’s finished, but it is still a very interesting design!

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My Joseph Shawl received a picture and mention in the Jan/Feb issue of Handwoven magazine!

I was leafing through it and it jumped out at me. Granted, it was in the context of the Weaving Today Galleries, but still…

You can see my writeup in their gallery here

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