Loopy Scarf – part two

So, I finished weaving the loopy scarf (see previous post). Here it is off the loom ….

Saori Loopy Scarf

And then washed it by hand.

Saori Loopy Scarf

Washed it again in the washing machine to full/felt it and here it is at this point…

Saori Loopy Scarf

Saori Loopy Scarf

Not sure if I will wash it further – it is not felted, but the spaces between the warp threads have almost disappeared.

One of my hopes was to show off the handspun yarn, I think it accomplished that. I also wanted to play with wool and felting – hmmm….might have to go a step further.

Some measurements:
Width in reed: 6.5 inches
Width after weaving: 6 inches (plus loops!)
Length off the loom: 80 inches (plus fringe)

Current Width: 4.5 inches Length: 74 inches (plus fringe)

Any thoughts?

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

8 replies
  1. sonrie
    sonrie says:

    When you washed it by hand, what temperature was the water? Maybe to get it more felted, you could agitate it in hot hot water or even throw it in the washer for a cycle…I do think it is beautiful off the loom, though!

  2. terri
    terri says:

    I washed the scarf by hand in hot water and then put it into cold to shock it. Dried it a bit to see if I liked the look. Then I did part of a cycle in the machine for the next round – but didn’t want to leave it too long. I may throw it in again, not sure yet.

    Glad you like it!

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  3. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    The “Loopy” is a definite show piece scarf. You don’t need any other accessories
    with it. It looks stunning with your blue blouse! I particularly like the looped version
    of wearing it.

    Ellen

  4. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks Ellen! Funny how the blue that I wove with matches the blue of my blouse. Co-incidence? I think not 🙂

    The loops do stand out – which is what I was hoping for!

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  5. pam
    pam says:

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Again, you are an inspiration! I have become quite the fan of dangling weft yarns but I would have never thought of this! And it is beautiful, I also love that you stuck to the two colors to set off the pattern and technique.hank you so much for sharing.

  6. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks so much Pam! It was fun to watch the scarf and play with the two yarns – I wasn’t sure how it would turn out after washing, but just had this idea in my head.

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  7. karen
    karen says:

    Hi Terri. I learned something from your sequential photos of the scarf being felted – it changes from decorative to functional, in a way. Not quite what I mean but that is close. Seems you have sculpted the intent somehow. Hmmm. I think it is fine as is and stunning. I do wonder what would happen if you rolled it in a bamboo mat or bubble wrap and soaked it in boiling water and then rolled it back and forth. I’ve watched Ryan do this at KBN and am impressed with that method of felting which I have not yet tried.

  8. terri
    terri says:

    Hi Karen. Thanks for the idea of the bubble wrap – that could work well. I’m still debated whether I will felt it further. Right now it is very scarf-like and wearable – if I felt it further, I’m sure it will become much stiffer – not a bad thing – but no longer a scarf I think. Hmmm…..

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

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