The other students in the group chose to make 60"x10" scarves out of a variety of materials from cotton yarn warped at 6 epi (so only 60 ends to warp) to 8/5 rayon at 16 epi (160 ends to warp). I being somewhat insane decided to make a narrow stole, 80"x20" (to be fair, it was the instructor who pushed me to go to 80 rather than 60 inches in length), alternating 8/2 Maine Line wool and 8/2 rayon in the warp, for a total of 322 ends to warp! Yes, I was the last to get done with my warping that day, but I did finish by about 6:15 pm (the last 8 ends I had to re-do three times I was so tired I couldn't count to 8; otherwise I would have been finished by about 6 pm). Thursday we wove all day, and I was the second one finished with my scarf (and the lady working in all fine rayon was done first even though she was weaving at 16 ppi). I was working on an 8 harness Baby Wolf, the same type of loom I have at home. So here are more of my results:
|My shawl on the loom during warping|
|close-up of my shawl fabric before finishing|
|a bunch of towels taken off the loom but not yet hemmed and finished|
|overshot section of the sampler|
|some of the other students' scarves drying after wet finishing. Gorgeous, no?|
I can't speak highly enough of this class. I can read drafts, draw down drafting, use my loom and any other I might find, warp, plan, and head off weaving on my own. So much to weave, so little time!