Saturday, December 27, 2008

Adventures in Double Weave

When I took my beginning weaving class in the ‘90s we did a week on double weave. At the time, I thought it was quite interesting so one of my goals for 2009 is to do some double weave projects.

Finding my looms all naked this week, I decided to start one before the new year. After cruising through piles of back issues of Handwoven, I picked the “Fore-And-Aft Scarf,” Handwoven, J/F 1998, page 59. (Photo on right.)

The pattern calls for silks and cotton but since this was my first real double weave project, I decided to use some Berroco Ultra Alpaca from my stash – some blue for the bottom layer and gray for the top layer, then use blue for the weft with the gray and vice versa. This yarn is easily replaced so if I messed up I wouldn’t be really upset.

I had some trouble figuring out how to position the shuttles as I changed between layers so that I wouldn’t connect the layers on the side…but once I had the treadling correct (I was reading it wrong) that fell into place. Taking the advice of some of the articles I read, I’m doing this project on my Louet w-30 table loom with direct tie up since direct tie does make it easier to understand what’s going on.

So far, it slow and rather boring since I don’t really have any interplay of color and design to entertain me as I shuttle along. The pattern has you weave along in plain weave for 36 inches. Then the fun begins – weaving the point. The instructions call for cutting two warp threads at the back of the loom and then you bring them forward, pulling them from the reed and using them as your weft threads. You weave the warp end from the top layer across the bottom and warp end from the bottom layer across the top layer. You continue cutting the warp threads and weaving until all the warp is cut. I’m assuming that this creates a join along the side so that when you are done and open it up – magic occurs and you have the point.

I’m at 25 inches so I’m just 11 inches away from the fun part. So far I’ve been trying to entertain myself by visualizing what colors I can overdye with scarf with! If I like the end product I will probably do it again in some silk from my stash. It could make a good gift for my still working buddies who live in warm climates.

And for a little eye candy from our trip to Italy. This is only my favorite photos of the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence because I took it from the balconey of a yarn store -- Beatrice Yarn Shop. Unfortunately she is retiring and closing the shop in March.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What! Home for the Holidays!

Home for the holidays --- what’s that about! When the holidays arrive, my feet get itchy and I’m ready to travel. Last year we spent all of December and then some in Italy and the year before we went to the Christmas markets in Austria and Germany. Maybe this desire to see the world in December comes from living overseas for awhile – or maybe it is just a way to avoid our US holiday madness.
So when we decided to stay home this year, I thought “Okay, that’s probably a good thing.” NOT! Instead of getting my Christmas cards done in Sept, packages mailed in November and avoiding all candy making…I put it all off until the last possible moment. (I’m still avoiding the candy making – DH did it.) Then I felt rushed and very, very cranky (think the b-word). Then the weather turned nasty and all white. We don’t usually have a white Christmas here – a green Christmas is the norm! Temps have been in the teens and we have almost 10 inches of snow on the ground. So why am I not in Sorrento, that’s what I wanna know!

I have spent time at my looms…getting more presents completed and thinking to myself “I have until Christmas Eve!” Well, I’m all done now and have a few things to show you. I have still been caught up in Mobius Mania and sent a few off before photos were taken. Plus I did a few more scarves.
I’m been thinking about my weaving goals for the beginning of the New Year. First I want to get my LeClerc Fanny loom up and weaving, then I want to explore double weaving and just maybe sort through all the stuff in my studio (or not!)

And now for those of you who like snow and dog in the snow pictures:
Wishing you a totally terrific holiday -- where ever you are!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Storytime Rugs...

Coming up with a woven gift for toddlers living in south Texas has been a challenge for me.

This fall we made an unexpected road trip to Utah and stopped at the Pendleton Mill on the way home. I loaded up on Pendleton selvages! I have a friend that has woven some lovely rugs with these selvages and I also saw some beautiful ones for sale in Taos last spring.

Probably a crazy thing to do since I had never woven with them (which is true of most fibers since I'm a beginner). I bought two large bags full -- about 25 pounds. I now realize that I have enough selvages to weave a floor runner that could stretch for blocks around my neighborhood!

After staring at these big bags for a while, I realized that I could make small rugs for the boys and learn about using the selvages at the same time. First I did some research on the internet and got some good advice from the RugTalk archives and I got advice from several friends who have made these rugs.

The sett I used was 12 ends per inch, sleyed double for 6 ends per inch (per RugTalk advice).
I looked at the various small rugs around the house and picked one that I liked for a size guide -- 33 inches by 22 inches. My estimated on the loom length was 38 inches with a reed width of 25 inches.

I had a small amount of a blue/red/orange/brown selvage and was able to weave one rug with it. The second rug (using a red/blue/black/gray selvage) turned out to be a little longer because I still had some warp left when I reached 38 inches, so I kept going. On the loom it was 44 inches by 25 inches and off loom it was 41 inches by 25 inches. I washed the longer one this morning and it came out at 39 1/2 inches by 25 inches.

I'm calling these little rugs Storytime Rugs and I'm going to send them to the boys with some storybooks.

The laprug that was suffering from negative karma is all done and ready to go out the door. I had one threading error that still showed after I washed it -- but otherwise all the negative karma is gone. I really love the texture of the Merino Angora much so that I asked Lisa Souza to dig through her bins of yarn and find any skeins that she had left (the yarn is discontinued). I was able to get another half a dozen skeins which I will use for more laprugs -- xmas presents for 2010.

On this day last year, we were here:

Happy weaving!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

No More Looking At Craigslist!

For several months now I've been haunting the local Craigslist, looking for a counter balance loom that I would mainly do rugs on. I'm lucky to live in an area with lots of weavers and wanna be weavers so there are about 5-10 looms posted on Criagslist every week. Most are jack looms and many of been sitting in basements and garages for a long time.

My criteria for the counter balance loom was it that had be assembled, 36-45 wide and only needed TLC -- not a major investment -- to get it going again and it had to fit into the back of my Explorer. I found and lusted over a Glimakra, but it required a drive to Canada to get it (however with the Canadian dollar down against our dollar it was almost worth) and then explain to the Customs guys what I had in the back of my Explorer. I found a super cheapie for a $150, but missed it.

Then this week a LeClerc Fanny popped up on Craigslist. After exchanging a bunch of emails, staring at the photos, we went down to Olympia and picked it up. Very nice knitter decided that between knitting and remodeling their house, weaving wasn't going to happen. She had had the loom about ten years, getting it after a weaving class. But she had only woven about three inches on the warp it came with. Included were: a very nice LeClerc bench, 3 rusting reeds, 2 warping boards, Glimakra stretcher, 2 boat shuttles, more flat stick shuttles, a book, and more that I have forgotted.

I'm going to have to get the rust off the reeds and make new aprons. Then I and DH will have to crawl all over it with a screw driver making ajustments. The photos were taken at it's old home and it was all prepped for transporting. I got most of the dirt off last night and pitched the old warp immediately in case there were any travelling critters in it.

Any tips on getting Fanny into great shape would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mobius Mania...

Years ago I started knitting a Mobius (aka Moebius) scarf, following Elizabeth Zimmerman's excellent instructions...but somewhere along the way I lost interest plus Mobius instructions always make my brain swirl. I'm sure this Mobius still lurks somewhere in my stash of yarn and UFO's.

Now my Mobius interest is BACK! For the past month, between my annual knitting retreat and a visit to family on the east coast, I have been caught up in Mobius mania...really faux Mobius, because the twist is created once I take the flat piece off the loom. That what I love about them -- weave, twist, then twist the fringe together and there it is!

I was inspired by the photos posted by WovenSpun and SaoriWeaver on Ravelry. The purple mobius above was my first, using left over yarns. In fact all these are from left over yarns. The brown one uses some of Lisa Souza's Queenstown yarn in the warp and a mystery yarn in the weft. I like these because they are quick and if I keep tying the warp on, I only need about a 130 yards of warp (on my little Louet table loom). Great stash busters!

I also did a really quick neck warmer for a 91-year-old cousin. She really admired my purple Mobius and since she was wearing four layers of clothes on a warm day, I figure she will get a lot of use out of it. I had intended for it to be another Mobius, but the takeup was significantly more than I had estimated so it became a neckwarmer. Shown below...light blue handspun Merino in the warp and handspun Alpaca in the weft.

I took my little travel loom along on my knitting retreat and started a scarf using some of Lisa's new baby Alpaca about soft! Think melting butter. It's finished now and really to go out the door as a Christmas present. I had enough of both the warp (Twisted Sisters Jazz) and the baby Alpaca to do a Mobius, which is on the little loom now.

On my big loom I am threading the heddles so that I can weave a couple of small rugs using Pendleton selvages...but all this will have to wait while I do prep kitchen stuff for Thanksgiving dinner and then cook, cook, cook on Thursday.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This Project Needs a Time Out!

Murphy must be sitting on my shoulder! For every 10 rows that I've woven on this lap rug, I think I have "unwoven" 3. Sometimes I don't get a good shed and other times I have a treadling error. I tried stepping away from the loom for a day to see if that helps...not! Back in my days as a "working at a paying job person" (aka not retired), I had a theory that sometimes projects just take on bad karma - for no apparent reason. And once the bad karma hits it, no matter what you do, the project is going to be problems, problems, problems. That's the way this lap rug has been. First I didn't have enough warp and had to order more, then I had many, many problems when I was tying on the warp (and I was just trying on to the old warp, for goodness sake!). And now I have the treadling and not a clear shed issues. Details: the warp is cotton and the weft is a merino angora.

Back on my table loom, I have finished the silk merino scarf (using Lisa Souza's Silk Merino in her Mardi Gras colorway). It's very soft and the photo doesn't do it justice. Then I did a really quick project -- a Mobius. With some advice from Woven~n~Spun, I used a silk warp with some everyday worsted yarn. I wove about 38 inches, 7 inches wide. What I learned is: 1) use a soft yarn as the weft and 2) make it a little longer. I was locked in on the warp length because I was using some silk that Daisey, the yarn eating-dog, had had a little snack on. (Below is the yarn eating dog trying to look like she's sorry [not].) She likes silk almost as much as she likes cashmere.

I'm getting ready to warp my table loom again to make a scarf using some of Lisa's new Baby Alpaca Sport, in the petroglyph colorway. The warp is some black/dark brown yarn that I got in Utah at Unraveled in Sandy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Step Away from the Political Blogs and WEAVE!

My looms have been quiet until this week – travel, family emergencies, more travel and then the flu – all slowed down my goal of weaving one thing every week. But now I’m back at the loom. I’m trying to spend more time weaving and less reading the political blogs and financial news! (Step away from the computer!) Weaving is much better for the soul and mistakes can be fixed without a Congressional bailout!

Our travels included a brief trip to Salt Lake City and I convinced DH that one morning should be devoted to yarn store shopping. For weavers and spinners, Three Wishes Fiber in West Jordon is the place to visit. Lots of lovely weaving yarns and fibers. I snagged a cone of red Tencel and resisted walking out with a spinning wheel. Another great yarn shop in Sandy is Unraveled. I couldn’t find a website for them, but they are on 700 East and about 9300 South. The folks at both shops were really friendly and expecting me! as I had asked on Ravelry for shop recommendations. (The power of Ravelry!)

On the trip home we cruised off the interstate at Pendleton and checked out the Pendleton Mill Outlet. WOW! Has that shop changed. In the early 70s I use to shop there as I lived nearby. The shop was in a large closet (at least it seemed that way) and mostly had fabric for sale. Now it’s quite large and packed with clothes, blankets and fabric. I wasn’t interested in the clothes – I was looking for mill end cones and selvages. They were out of cones, but expecting some (call ahead) and they did have selvages. I bought about 25 pounds for rugs.

People have told me recently that I can’t weave rugs on my Fireside, however, I have done them in the past, so I’m planning to weave these selvages on it. I’m not sure why I shouldn’t do rugs on it – it’s heavy and didn’t walk when I wove the rugs in the past.

Here’s a little swatch from a scarf that is almost complete. I’m weaving it on my small Louet table loom. The warp is cotton from my stash and the weft is a Silk Merino blend from Lisa Souza. The colorway is Mardi Gras. The pattern is a section of the Bamboo Scarf pattern in the Issue 22 of Weaver’s Craft.

On my Fireside loom, I am warping another laprug. I’m about 60% complete with the warping…a slow process for me. The warp is a light and dark teal cotton and the weft will be a variegated Merino Angora yarn in shades of teal and green.

In honor of a dear friend of mine who joined the great majority in September, I am donating all October proceeds from my line of felted bag patterns to the Obama campaign. She was an avid Obama supporter and I know that she and Tim Russert are having some great conversations about now on the election. So if you are of the Obama persuasion, pop over to my website and buy a pattern.

Now, back to the loom and no blog reading first!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Coast Salish Weaving Exhibit

An exhibit of Coast Salish Weaving opened last week at our local museum. The exhibit is small but quite lovely. It traces the history of Coast Salish weaving from traditional blankets to contemporary weavings. Photos were allowed (with no flash) so I snapped some photos of the exhibit and they are posted here for you to enjoy. If you live in the Western Washington area, the exhibit will continue through Nov. 9, 2008 at the White River Museum in Auburn.

I also finished another little lap rug. This one is for a very young lady who loves PINK! The warp is cotton and the weft is Sock! yarn from Lisa Souza. The colorways are Baby Pink and Violet's Pink Ribbon. I started to do a zig-zag twill pattern, but decided the floats would be too long for the life this blanket may have. So I just did the zig-zag at the beginning and end of the blanket. The rest of it is the same twill pattern that I used for my Lake Superior lag rug.

I have a pinkish cotton/silk scarf finished also -- I did it on my new little 8-harness Louet table loom, but more about that later!

Now it's back to the loom!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lake Superior Lap Rug Finished!

I re-tied the fringe knots this morning and declared the lap rug DONE. It is amazingly soft and will be perfect this winter. I wet finished it by washing it for 4 minutes on the pre-wash cycle (front loading machine), spun in on the hand wash cycle and then tossed it into the dyer on the knit cycle.

As I said in my last post, I used merino sock yarn from Lisa Souza for this project and I stretched it too much when I was winding the warp. I didn't measure the length when I had it on the loom (next time, maybe!). And even through it was superwash yarn I lost a little in size when the yarn fluffed up in the washer and dryer. I found some good tips for future take up calculations here.

Here are my calculations for take-up and shrinkage:
Width on the loom: 33"
Warp Length: 80" (includes 30" of loom waste and fringes from waste)
Width off the loom: 28"
Length off the loom: 37"
Width take-up: 15% (and I used a temple)
Length take-up: 26%
Width after finishing: 26"
Length after finishing: 36"
Width shrinkage: 7%
Length shrinkage: 3%

I would have liked to final lap rup to be a smidge larger, but overall I've quite happy. The person who is going to receive this as gift is not a large person so it should be just right for her. And I learned that next time I need to order more yarn and wind the warp with less tension!

For my next lap rug, I tied a new warp to the old. Instead of tying on in front of the reed, I tied on in back, following Peggy Osterkamp's instructions in her book "Warping Your Loom and Tying on New Warps". It went faster going from the back and using lease sticks so I will probably use this method again. Peggy writes the best books!

This next lap rug is from a 6 year old who likes all things pink! I'm using a pink cotton warp and some more of Lisa's sock yarn in the weft. The weft colors are Violet's Pink Ribbon and Pink. I'm a little uneasy about combining cotton and sock yarn! But I love how the colors all look together.

Back to the loom!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lake Superior Lap Rug

The weaving for my Lake Superior lap rug is complete and I love how it looks. I’m really looking forward to getting it off the loom and doing the wet finishing.

The inspiration for this project came from our trip to Upper Michigan last summer. We visited Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island, Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie. We did two lighthouse cruises and while out on Lake Superior I took some beautiful photos of the water.

Those water photos were my inspiration. Since my abilities to dye yarn pretty much suck, I sent my favorite Lake Superior water photo to Lisa Souza and said “what do you think?” A few weeks later, she sent me this close up photo. The colorway that she created was just perfect for the look I wanted to create. The woman is just amazing! She told me that in her experimenting she also created two skeins that had some darker blue colors in them. So for the warp, I used those two skeins. The three skeins I used are pictured on the left. My favorite Lake Superior colorway is the one on her website. I want to use it again -- maybe scarves -- I have lots of friends who love blues!

For my weave structure I picked a regular 3:2:1:2 twill because I wanted to capture some of ripple movement of the water. The warp was 416 ends at 12 epi. I divided the warp skeins into 4 balls of yarn and wound the warp four threads at a time so that I could get a shimmery feel to the warp yarn colors. The warp length was 78 inches, with a planned final length of the lap rug at 48 inches. I used a floating selvage with two threads on each side.

This sock yarn doesn’t have any nylon in it, but it was still a little stretchy. I wasn’t as careful as I should have been when I was winding the warp and I think I stretched it somewhat on the warping board. Because of this, my shoestring problems described below and the fact it was sock yarn, it was a little tricky getting the tension on the front apron correct.

I have been tying on with shoestrings lately and I had to buy more for this project. My local dollar store was out and after going to a half dozen stores looking for flat shoestrings, I ended up at Wal-Mart. The shoestrings I got from there turned out to be very stretchy. So between the stretchiness of the sock yarn and the shoestrings, many bad words were heard in my studio!

But once I got the tension squared away, the weaving went quickly (most of the time). There was one morning when I had to “step away from the loom”! I just wasn’t getting a clean shed and the shuttle kept catching. However, after a nap, I went back the loom and didn’t have any problems.

I kept a copy of the photo by the loom and used it as a guide. I had some of the slightly darker warp yarn leftover (that should have been a clue about the winding of the warp as my calculations said I should have very little left). So in sections of the blanket I used two shuttles, alternating the colors on each pick. This let me have shots of dark blue colors – just like in the photo.

This was the first time that I used my temple. It was great! I liked it so much, I am thinking about getting a smaller one for my scarves.

So what did I learn from this project:
1) Think about what I’m doing when I wind the warp,
2) How to use a temple
3) And I improved my shuttle throwing!

Now I just need to finish winding the next warp so that I can tie it on. I’m going to tie on from the back of the loom this time (first time for this) so I can’t cut the lap rug off the loom until I finish tying on the new warp.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

National Flax Museum in Kortrijk, Belgium

While spending the past several days sleying the reed on my loom and threading heddles to make a small blanket, I’ve been listening to Syne Mitchell’s Weavecast. Today I listened to an old episode about Tapestry weaving – which reminded me of Belgium – which reminded of my favorite place to buy Belgium chocolate -- Kortrijk. (One way or another, my travels include chocolate and fiber destinations!)

But Kortrijk is also the home of the National Flax Museum for Belgium. We visited there for the first time in 2001. It’s a small museum located a few kilometers from the town centre and train station. We took the train to Kortrijk and once we arrived we just asked around the train station until we found someone who pointed us to the correct bus. It was a very short bus ride to the museum. We were using a Belgium railpass that also included buses so we didn't have to worry about tickets or the fare. The day we visited was in May, the grass was a bold, bright green and the fruit trees were in bloom.

The museum is housed at a 19th century farmstead that was once used for flax production. For centuries Kortrijk was an important center for the production of linen as the waters of the River Lys were apparently well suited for retting and bleaching flax. The museum walks you through the entire process, from growing the flax to flax preparation and spinning flax and then weaving linen. Part of the museum is set up to show the spinning of flax and the weaving of linen as it was when it was a cottage industry. You can see how the wheels and looms were included in their everyday lives.

If you are a spinner, you will be thrilled to see the collection of antique spinning wheels, reels, warping mills and more. In one area of the museum, there is a loft completely filled with antique wheels. I tried to take photos in the loft but there was a tour going on and the guide didn’t want photos taken at the same time. You can follow this link to see the photos I took. These were taken before I had a good digital and not my best work!

Also as part of the facility is the Linen Museum, complete with a gift shop (my favorite part of any museum). There were beautiful linen products for sale and I did buy some lovely linen kitchen towels. There was a lot to select from and it was hard to decide. Linen towels are wonderful for drying good glassware as they don't leave any lint.

You can arrange for a guided tour of the museum, but that's not necessary as the museum is very well done with excellent signage on all the displays. There is a museum guide booklet that you can buy -- it walks you through every aspect of the museum and the flax to linen process.

If you decide to include the museum in a future visit to the area, please call ahead to make sure it is open. I believe it closes during the winter months plus I wasn’t able to find a working website for it.

Flax and Linen Museum
Etienne Sabbelaan, Kortrijk 8500 - Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)5 621 0138

Once we left the museum, we headed into Kortrijk's town centre to find some lunch and instead we found the BEST EVER chocolate shop -- Kortrijks Chocoladehuis at Leiestraat 35 8500 Kortrijk. This is a family owned business and the chocolate is better than any chocolate I have ever eaten (and I’ve eaten a lot of chocolate). We had been staying in Brussels previously and pigging out on Neuhaus Chocolate. The chocolate at Kortrijks Chocoladehuis was significantly better and more affordable! You can buy many different types of filled chocolates plus bars of rich, dark chocolate. We have been back to Kortrijk since our trip in 2001 – to buy chocolate.

Right next to the chocolate shop is a fabulous shop selling linens (tablecloths, napkins, etc.). It was a wonderful place to visit – but I saved my money for chocolate. Both the owners of this shop and the chocolate shop speak excellent English.
So if your travels take you to Belgium -- go to Kortrijk for the chocolate and the linen! You won't be disappointed. PS Flat Stanley likes chocolate too!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Four Scarves Finished

All four scarves for the family of redheads are finished! And I still have enough yarn to complete one or two more. I'm really happy with the way they turned out -- very soft. The scarves for the redheaded parents turned out to be extra long since I was just tying on to the old warp and didn't adjust the loom waste in my calculation when I put the new warps on the loom. As I said before, the wefts are all the same yarn and the warps in three of them with Harrisville Shetland and in the scarf on the top right, the weft and the warp is the same yarn from Lisa Souza.

I found an auto reed hook on the Yahoo's WeavingList Sales and it arrived yesterday. Using an instruction video on Linda's Fiber Weblog, it was easy to get the hang of it. For me, it works better on my newer reed that has thinner teeth because it catches easier on the reed's tooth as it moves. Of course, the reed I am using right now is the one with heavier teeth. I like it because you can grip is like a wooden spoon and there is less stress on my hands and fingers. The other thing I like about it is that it automatically (with a little help) moves from dent to dent so that I don't miss a dent.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Four Scarf Project

I’m on the downhill side of a four scarf weaving project. Three are completed and one is on the loom with about 30% finished. These hadnwoven scarves for Christmas presents for a family of redheads. I used Lisa Souza’s Joseph’s Coat colorway for the weft in all of them and in one I used it for both the warp and the weft. For the other three, I used Harrisville Shetland in the warp – in red and navy blue.

The first scarf nearly turned me off forever of Harrisville Shetland because as the yarn came off the cone it wanted to twist, twist, twist onto itself and in the cross it twisted. I didn’t mind the stickiness of it, but twisting was so bad I nearly pitched the stuff. In desperation I call my local weaving shop and asked them about it. They told me that if the cone had been sitting on the shelf in a warehouse for a while that it would twist like that and that washing it would help.

For the next in this series I used another color of Harrisville Shetland and had no problems – no twisting. Then for the final scarf I used both Harrisville colors in the warp and once again, no twisting from either cone. I think I must have gotten through the section that wanted to twist and twist some more. And I didn’t have to wash it before warping.

One thing that I’ve really loved about this project was that I only had to do the full warp on process for the first scarf (did I mention that yarn also twisted in the heddles?). After the first scarf I just tied-on to the previous warp and pulled the new warp through. When I cut off the warp, I like to use little alligator clips to hold the warp end in front of the reed. The clips hold well and are faster than tying the warp ends into groups (and untying the knots later).

The other challenge I had was with the scarf using Lisa Souza’s yarn in both the warp and weft. The yarn is one that she doesn’t sell anymore, but I’ve used in the past for felting projects. (It felts wonderfully.) I had some other colorways of in my stash and used them earlier in the year for other scarf projects and the sacrves were soft and cushy so I asked if she had any left and if she would dye some for me – which she did. But when I washed my finished scarf, I forgot how wonderfully this yarn felts and how fast it felts. Even though I washed in cold water for just 4 minutes (on the pre-wash cycle), the fringe felted to itself. So I spent quite a bit of time and used a lot of “No More Tangles” picking the fringe apart. I’ve had problems with the fringe felting in the past – but never to this degree. I wish I knew what the trick was to keep this from happening.
I'm looking forward to finishing these scarves because I'm really excited to start the project that's on my warping board!