I wanted a warm, washable and lightweight throw to use in my living room. I used Jaggerspun Superlamb, washable laceweight wool. It was very nice to weave. I also used the new Tempo Treadle device to keep me from making mistakes in the treadling and color sequence. It was a really fun project. I made two - would be nice to do other colors at some point for gifts. It does take quite a while to warp as it is wide.
this is planned to become a baby poncho for a new member of humanity due in a few weeks (or less). right now, I'm a bit stuck, since it got too short for a classic poncho (the one where you take two rectangles and then sew them together again to get a kind of square)
edit: it's finished now. about 40 cm from left to right. I cut the sides and added some tussah silk to keep it from unravelling
Done in a hucklace pattern, this scarf is beautiful and interesting no matter what angle and distance it is seen.
It has such a lovely texture and is warm without being heavy or bulky. It would look great on a man or a woman, being such a well-rounded scarf. Its really a beautiful display of my talents: dyeing, spinning, and weaving; its also a grand example of these dieing arts. Whoever wears this can wear it proudly.
Tried this on a 10 dent and decided it was a little too open. Very hard to control selvedges with the superwash so I think this yarn would work better on a 12 dent
My friend Kathy and I originally dyed this yarn with goldenrod flowers, but it was a bit "dull." When another friend was having a bunch of us over to share an indigo pot a couple months ago, I decided to overdye this. I dipped about 2/3 of the yarn "as is." The other third I wrapped for Ikat. I dipped it once with all the wraps in place. Then I removed about half of them and dipped it again so I have some sections that stayed yellow, some that are a light green (were wrapped for the first dip and unwrapped for the second) and the majority of it dark green.
I warped the two yarns together and threaded them every other heddle. For weft, I switched back and forth randomly between the solid yarn and the Ikat.
Regular fringe, cut at a diagonal.