I wove two Tussah silk scarves for the Crushed Chilli Gallery. Janet has a glass studio but also a shop which sells high quality crafts made by local crafts people.
|The Crushed Chilli gallery in Durham UK.|
|Here are the two scarves displayed in the gallery.|
This lovely Tussah silk is beautiful to weave and has a soft feel. I bought it a few years ago and it is part of my 'stash' which I am trying to reduce. One of the problems with being a weaver is that wherever I go I see lovely yarn and want to buy some. Such lovely colours or textures or well, any excuse really!
The tussah silk is 20/2.
|Here is a close up of the weave structure using a contrasting weft in grey.|
|Here I used the same colours as the warp and it was woven as drawn in.|
The pattern is called pinwheel. It is a simple pattern but very effective. I love the crossed floats in the warp and weft.
|drawdown for pinwheel pattern.|
The drawndown shows two colours, blue and white. There are eight shafts for the pattern.
Peacock Feather pattern.
I have also been weaving a scarf for a friend. I used three strands of coloured silk for the warp and shaded the warp from blue to pink. The weft is a silk/cashmere yarn which makes the feel of the finished scarf very soft.
|Here is the scarf on the loom.|
The blog contains the pattern.
There are 16 shafts and a pattern repeat of 54 picks.
This scarf was woven as a present.
Susan J Foulkes October 2016