But this stuff? The texture and nubby-ness, the color and random wanderings? Delicious, and I wanted a scarf like this.
I've been thinking about this, vaguely in the back of my brain, for months now, trying to see how I could make it work, thinking about tension and size, about weft and warp (even though I never keep them straight, which is which.; it doesn't matter because I don't talk to anyone where I'd need to know which is which). For some reason, weaving seems to be An Icky Weather activity, and when we had yet ANOTHER freakin' ice storm, I decided to tackle the scarf. I'm having so much fun with this I had to share: it's definitely one of those if-I-can-do-it-you-can-do-it things, so here goes.
Wonderfully generous people have sent me all kind of fiber and wool, roving and yarn, and I'm using as much of that as I can. I bought some yarn I couldn't resist, and I've had some fibers for years and year—I pulled all that out. Big colorful mess.
First: there's a built-in bookcase in The Voodoo Lounge. It usually has orange and pink floor-length curtains over it, so there's a curtain rod there.
and then put in cup hooks at the bottom and put the other rod there. I used string to secure them.
[Note: to say I'm proud of myself for thinking to take photos of the set-up is kind of an understatement. I NEVER remember to take those, but I did. Yay, me!]
I figured out how wide I wanted the scarf and put in some nails on the front of each shelf
Someone had sent me some hand-dyed indigo cotton string/yarn, and I used that for The Long Pieces (warp, I think, but I'm not stopping to look it up *yet again*).
This is the bottom, along the baseboard.
Here you can get a better idea of the size:
Trust me: if you have any interest at all in doing this, you should. Really. I don't know how this is going to turn out, but I'll make it work somehow. I'm thinking I might even sew a silk lining onto one side. Or add beads. I have no idea, but I'm having lots of fun so far. You will, too.
Thanks for coming by—XO