A Piece of History

After my tartan workshop last weekend, I was left with enough warp on the loom to make a scarf. I wasn’t sure about how it was going to turn out, so I didn’t mention it in my last post, but it turns out I am chuffed.

I can’t quite believe I made this. I made cloth! I have done it before, but this was such fine yarn that it really feels like I made…cloth!

As I mentioned, this was my grandfather’s tartan, Cameron. I remember him having a similar scarf that he used as a table runner on his dresser. It’s nice to think of him when I am wearing it.

I can definitely say that I will be weaving more tartans. There is something about those diagonals that is so addictive.

It’s just really pleasing to the eye I think. I used 2/18 wool for this one, but I would like to try making a shawl out of wool-silk. There was a sample in the class that had been made with the wool-silk, and it was a beautiful feeling piece. I do love the 100% wool though, it seems very traditional. It also feels like it will last for a very very long time.

Hee hee. Cloth!


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