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. Barbara Lindsay

    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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