Inspiration to Execution

Here’s the pictorial view of a recent custom order, finished about ten days ago ~

Judy's choice #2Judy's choice #4Judy's choice #6These plus several other photos, all from Pinterest, were sent to me as a start on color selection for a nine-foot-long shimmery scarf for a friend  who moved from Whidbey Island to Virginia several years ago.

I selected a slightly textured bamboo/hemp yarn for this project, calculated how much I’d need for the nine-footer plus three roughly six-footers, sent the  photos to The Drop Spindle to inspire a custom-dyeing process in keeping with the colors in the photos.  Here are the results — two balls of hand-dyed bamboo/hemp, and a commercial bamboo in a soft deep blue ~

P1020819After deciding on a sixteen-shaft straight twill threading, I got the eleven-yard-long warp onto the loom without difficulty.  Here it is, under tension and ready to weave ~

P1020880P1020884And then the weaving began.

#1, woven with burnt orange tencel ~

P1020902#2, woven with midnight blue tencel ~

P1020907#3, woven with deep purple tencel (this is the nine-footer) ~

P1020927#4, woven with red-purple tencel ~

P1020930In a few days, I’ll be sending off the extra-long one to Judy, who — now that the weather is cooling down in Virginia — will be able to wrap and drape it in myriad ways to accentuate her lovely face.  The others are available for purchase.

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2 thoughts on “Inspiration to Execution

  1. Shirley Baker

    Stunning photos, and lovely resulting weaving……side note, just sent you a link to Anne Lamott interview.


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