This is my first experiment with the stainless steel blend yarns. It is definately a "lux" project with the silk, cashmere and handspun. I'm hoping to get some interesting texture with slightly fulling the cashmere and handspun, and some interesting body with the stainless. I'm thinking of finishing with a beaded fringe.
Added pictures of the scarf off the loom before wet set and one after the hot bath. The last one doesn't do justice to the interestion dimention this scarf has. I'm still not sure how I'm going to finish the ends. I know I want to do something with beads, but just now what yet..
For an exhibition at the Roundtower in Copenhagen in 2009 I wove four room dividers in complex gauze.
This set-up was made with half doups, as I think this way gives me a much better shed. I chose to put stainless steel as the standing thread, as this material is not elastic and is therefore very hard to weave with. For the moving thread I chose either kevlar or a polyester in combination with stainless steel.
Will crinkle when wet finished. Fabric made from it can be manipulated and stay in place until straighted out.
Habu suggested epi 20-30.
I am a beginner - fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants weaver. Self taught and no illusions about my lack of technical skills. But I love to play and I love to weave. The Habu Stainless steel is the most amazing tool to weave with. How can it be stainless steel? Wrapped with silk it has the ability to be scrunched and bent into shape whilst still be soft and lovely to touch.
This was a lovely project - I warped up with the white stainless steel and then used a Habu Sampler ball from Dairing. The sampler had a whole bunch of different 'yarns' wound up - some sosenshi paper, tobe moire, all sorts of unusual things.
I wanted to play around with the yarns. I purposely created sections that had larger gaps, undulating sections of not much, just stainless steel.
Wonderful when dunked in hot water, 'thwacked' and then popped it in the dryer for 10 mins.
I wear it so much and always get asked about it.