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Deflected doubleweave

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Not too sure about this project at first. I mostly just wanted to play with the weave structure. Something about doubleweave fascinates me. But the whole felting process has not usually been some of my brighter fiber moments. Of course if I had done some sampling I would of had a better idea of what would felt and what wouldn’t. I knew I was probably going to be creating an “arty” piece when I read one of the yarn labels as being shrink resistant. Of course after I had warped up the loom. As it turned out the black alpaca/silk that I was sure would felt, didn’t even pretend to try to felt. I have been kind of warming up to its uniqueness gradually and after seeing it worn by a lady at the VIVA artists reception, I think that I actually like it.

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The yellow stitches join the long edges of the shawl while it is felting so that it felts evenly.
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Looks a bit like my calico cat if she had been put through the washing machine.
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By | 2016-10-25T16:52:30+00:00 November 7th, 2009|Handwoven|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Joanne November 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    It is definitely an interesting piece, one I doubt you could duplicate. It was lovely hanging at the reception.

  2. Lynnette November 8, 2009 at 4:58 am - Reply

    I love the colours and am warming up to the scarf itself. I'm being slowly pulled into the differential shrinkage web myself and can only admire your bravery…I'm still at the waffle stage!

  3. Susan November 8, 2009 at 6:27 am - Reply

    After I saw this piece I couldn't get it out of my head.
    It's beautiful. I love that each of the different colors is a different fiber, all soft and luxurious. The felting worked beautifully, and there's so much air. A++

  4. Theresa November 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    THAT is a beautiful and unique piece of weaving. Love it. The colors remind me too of a calico cat and it's a color combination that I have always been drawn too.

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