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Non-palindrome Faux Ikat Scarf

Amelia Garripoli's picture
how can these skeins turn into faux ikat scarves? Cyber Fiber class coming in January...
dye patterns to look for in skeins ...
non-palindrome faux-ikat
the teacher's (that's me!) scarves from Weave Now: Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving
Project
Draft: 
plain weave
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 10/20/2010 - Sat, 11/20/2010
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
1
Number of Treadles: 
1
Sett: 
8.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
2.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
10.00 in
Finished Length: 
5.00 ft
Finished Width: 
9.50 in
Notes: 

This sample shows one of the faux ikat possibilities, from the Interlacements style of dyeing.  This is done by determining the pattern repeat length and using a multiple of it as the warp length (usually ONE for most indie-dyed skeins, though you may want to use TWO on a floor loom, or tie on to a dummy warp to minimize waste).  I found the Interlacements skein winding was particularly sloppy (sloppier than previous yarns I've done this with), leading to the "slippage" you see in the colors in the scarf. Interesting, as long as your inner organizer doesn't get too upset with it.

This warp-winding method will be discussed with all the skein-opportunities I can find in my stash (see the picture above) in my January Cyber Fiber class, Faux Ikat Warp, January 12th, sign up here: http://weavolution.com/node/16076

Also woven to demonstrate simple knotted fringe for the Weave Now: Basic Rigid Heddle class which is returning in January as well.

Warp was Interlacements Toasty Toes. Weft was washable merino, similar weight.

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Syne Mitchell's picture
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Palindrome?

Hey, you're using the terminology from my WeaveZine article.  :>

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