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weaving music

I have been excited to try this weave ever since seeing the swatch in Malin Selanders book Swedish Swatches.  After a couple of mishaps on the warping reel,  a couple of slow starts having to rethink the threading for the black, I was finally weaving and watching the fabric grow.  And I don’t know if it was the classical music I was listening to, or watching the undulations of the pattern as it appeared but I felt like I was creating music with each throw of the shuttle.  Hearing it, seeing it and weaving it.  Hard to describe but immensely satisfying, especially since I can’t carry a tune and have often been asked to not sing by my kids.
After getting up and doing a couple of “I love this weaving” happy dances, I made my hubby and daughter come and admire my progress…multiple times.  Into the second scarf I am still loving the rhythm and feel of weaving this pattern.  I tried a couple of different treadlings and none felt quite as right as this one.  I am weaving this with Bambu 7 in the warp and the first scarf has a finer Bambu 12 for the weft.  The second scarf is weaving up almost too fast using Bambu 12.  I think I will be tying on a couple of more scarves in a different colorway ; just to keep the music playing.

By |2016-10-25T16:52:27+00:00July 9th, 2011|Handwoven|3 Comments


  1. barbindell July 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    very cool

  2. sonrie July 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    this is a beautiful weave pattern. my weaving professor in undergrad had 3 of malin selander's books – what a treasure!

  3. Susan July 14, 2011 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Hands on these scarfs was wonderful, inspirational,
    and the design is crazy good. I'd have been happy dancing if I was weaving them, and expecting the family to jump up off the sofa to be awed by the radiance

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