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Mar 1 / Dani

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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  1. laura / Mar 1 2012

    Wow! You totally made cloth! It’s beautiful.

  2. Julie / Mar 1 2012

    That amazing, it looks flawless!! My maiden name is Cameron, I recognized the tartan right off. šŸ™‚

  3. Sally / Mar 1 2012

    Dani, that is amazing!

  4. Julia in KW / Mar 1 2012

    That is just so wonderful! It looks terrific…you should be very proud and pleased…I would think about hanging a tag on it that says…I made this myself!!! woot! (I’ll take one if MacKenzie!) šŸ˜‰

  5. Becky / Mar 1 2012

    Your tartan looks wonderful Dani! And you’re cute wearing it too. ;-))

  6. Eklectika / Mar 2 2012

    That looks amazing!!!

  7. missbedora / Mar 2 2012

    So cute!! It really looks like very fine cloth…well done!

  8. lawheezer / Mar 2 2012

    Awesome!

  9. Amanda Campbell / Mar 3 2012

    Amazing!! Great photos too šŸ™‚

  10. Mom / Mar 8 2012

    Amazing!!! Brings back memories for sure. Grandpa would be super proud.

  11. jackie / Apr 8 2012

    Oh wow! Really really nice job! And so satisfying to make CLOTH!

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