I love seeing the projects unfold on others' blogs, though I've kept my posts mostly singular in nature so far.
So here are two (or three!) I am considering. It struck me recently in spinning up some lovely Mooi laceweight on my new Bee, that I didn't need to ply it with the seasilk fiber -- I could spin that laceweight too, and then weave the two fibers together in a color & weave design.
Then two new colors of Three Bags Full showed up, shocking pink Wool Gone Wild and speckled yellow Spoiled? Never! (coming to Rhyme Times Subscribers soon!) -- and I realized these two colors would do well in a similar treatment, one as warp and another as weft.
Then I realized I already had a project like this in my weaving stash ...
That multi teal/black is handspun bamboo singles, and the black perle cotton would look terrific with it!
So, I see three scarves in my future, playing with color and weave. Perhaps a crepe like the swatch in the picture with the bamboo, or a pretty little rosepath twill. Then there are the crazy twills I found with a quick peek into the Digital Archive on Weaving...
And I should be able to show you some new weaving tools as this project progresses ... stay tuned :)
posted 28 March 2009 at http://askthebellwether.blogspot.com/