Hi there - my post this week is a bit of a repeat really. A few weeks ago I did an aqua blue 8/2 Tencel scarf in a Huck Lace draft. That scarf went to the Maisie and Mac Gallery in Cupar where it was spotted by a gentleman looking for two shawls for Christmas presents for his daughters. He liked the blue colour and the Huck pattern but wanted it to be shawl width. So this is my very first commission !
This is the third time I have used this draft and it is so easy to set up and weave so I felt quite confident. It is very different having that bit of pressure though, this one had to be right ! I hadn't felt that before ! If I made a mistake it could always be mine or get lost somewhere but not this time ! This was also the last of my aqua Tencel so I couldn't afford to get it wrong !
Here it is on the loom, I just did straightforward diamonds this time without the bit in the middle
I did seem different at 25" wide on the loom. My sett was the same as the last one at 24 epi but somehow this seemed a much looser weave. I persuaded myself it would drape well if it was looser and carried on.
I didn't have any problems with the weaving and both ends were hemstitched and beaded as you can see in the first picture.
It did tighten up a bit in the washing but is still quite loose for my liking ! It does drape well as you can see in this picture of the finished shawl.
When I have done shawls before they have always been snowflake drafts and if I am honest I think I prefer the snowflake. The Huck looked ok as a scarf but 24" wide is a bit much maybe.
However, it was what the gentleman asked for and I hope he will like it. He does want a second one but hasn't decided on a colour just yet.
I think that's about all for this week. Happy weaving everyone !