Hi there - I will start this post with my knitting. Yet another Swallowtail shawl ! I had some warm gold lace weight silk left over from Helen's woven scarf, just less than 50gms so enough for a Swallowtail. The first picture is a close up of the beading. I prefer the beads to the nupps described in the pattern.
Second picture shows the finished article, washed and blocked and ready to wear !
My weaving has also been silk ! I have had some natural 30/2 silk in my stash for a while and as I am having a 'silk phase' I thought it was time to use it up.
I chose a draft from the Strickler book of 8 shaft patterns. It was draft number 154. It said it would be slightly lacy but on the loom I don't seem to have lacy !
Here it is on the loom and it looks ok. I used the same yarn for weft so this scarf is self coloured. Sett was 28 epi and with floating selvedges I had no problems weaving.
I didn't have enough natural silk to do two scarves so I used a soft purple silk weft for the second scarf and the result was really very nice.
The weaving is slow as it is quite fine so it is taking a while to finish. It will be interesting to see if I get anything lacy once I have the scarves washed.
So no finished article to show you this time !
Thanks for visiting, I do appreciate your company on my posts !