Thrum Scarf

I had a lot of warp yarn left on the loom after my friend finished her wrap, but not enough to make another scarf without making some adjustments.

I decided to take the remaining warp off the loom and add more colours to it. I used fisherman’s knots to add in three new warp colours (navy, pink and cerise) from my stash to make a new warp. I put the coloured yarn in randomly thought I did check for patterns that might inadvertently creep in. Sett was 15epi.

I chose a Lincraft yarn 100g, 100% wool $1 from the op shop for weft. It’s a pale green shade to calm the vivid warp colours. I like the colours of the warp in the fabric, but felt they were too riotous for a fringe. Instead I went for a hemmed finish using the Java tone of Bendigo three ply that is also in the warp.

The finshed scarf will be a gift for an overseas friend.

The hemmed ends of a handwoven scarf with a painted cabinet in the background

There is a slight iridescence here that I really like

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2 responses to “Thrum Scarf

  1. Really love the ‘movement’ you’ve achieved here with the blue warp yarn. The scarf has really come together, it’s great. Your friend will love it!

    • Thanks. I knew the result would be visually interesting but I didn’t know exactly how. Now I know a little more, I’m looking forward new explorations with multicoloured warps. I have a lot of Bendigo 3 ply in pink and purple which to me are challenging colours.

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