Its snowing here today..... and the wind is blowing it in sideways. ❄️💨 Definitely a good day to stay inside and keep warm.
Yesterday it was brilliantly sunny, and a lot greener outside then it is right now. I took Judy out for an airing and took some pictures of a scarf I finished a few days ago. I thought it might be my last chance for while and it seems I was right.
I bought a painted silk warp last month from another weaver. Its called 'Mystique" and was made by Christine of Carr Park Artisans 4.5 yards and 200 ends of 20/2 silk painted in soft shades of plum, mauve, teal and turquoise. It sat on my desk for a time while I worked out what to do with it.
I went stash diving and found a purple -plum solid silk which I used for the borders. I auditioned a few colours for weft but the 8/2 dark teal seem to work best and pull all the painted colours together, and add more shine. I chose an 8 shaft point twill which is treadled in a fancy version of M's and W's (sort of).
It didn't take long to weave up being a single scarf ( and some long samples..... maybe for card inserts later?). Its was pretty but needed a little something to jazz it up, so I dug into my bead stash and found crystal seed beads with hints of these colours and added some between the fringe bouts. It took me an entire afternoon, peering into a pick glass (linen tester) to see what I was doing! It seems my eyesight isn't what it used to be ..... 😳
So below are some indoor and some outside pictures of the scarf: The sett was 28 epi. It measures 8 inches by 72 inches.