This olive green scarf was woven on my 8" Structo loom as an introduction to weaving for my daaughter's third grade class. The kids all got to work the loom and weave a bit and then I brought the loom home and finished weaving. The yarns are a combination of handspun and Cascade 220 that I dyed. In the warp the two yarns alternate irregularly, but in the weft each yarn was used for about 2" before switching to the other yarn. The scarf was wet finished following suggestions from Laura Fry's video "Wet-Finishing for Weavers". The scarf was washed with a bit of detergent and rinsed. The water was squeezed out and the scarf rolled up in a towel to remove any excess water. Then, the fun began! The scarf was repeatedly thrown onto a table multiple times to felt it slightly. The felting didn't take long and the scarf drapes well!
This little piece is the end of a sample warp. I took a double weave class from Jennifer Moore and used these 5/2 cottons for the class. Unfortunately, after I finished my sampler, I didn't want to do more double weave on this warp. So, I re-threaded the loom with this little flower pattern (I don't remember the name of the pattern. It was a 6-harness design with plain weave and floats to make the flower petals). I wove with the bobbins filled from the workshop and just changed colors as the yarns ran out. Then I had to decide what to do with this small piece of handwoven fabric. My friends at the Conner Prairie weaving studio suggested a mobius scarf....and so, here it is:
The scarf is too short to wrap a second time, but it is a nice accent (my oldest tried it on for me this week and may be keeping it!). If I were to make this again, I would aim to make it a little longer and maybe even make it out of something silky--either tencel or silk.