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A Collapse Weave Scarf

I gave this weaving project an interesting look by starting in a different way.
I planned a collapse weave. In a collapse weave technique 20 inches width on the loom results in a final width of 6 inches. However, I started the scarf with a plain weave for six inches giving the scarf a wider look.
I used black and white weft yarn on one spool together, which resulted in an uneven pattern. With a silk ribbon and a stick I picked random warp threads to create a contrast. Then I followed the collapse weave pattern and ended the scarf in the same way as the beginning.
For a finished look, I hand sewed the hem.

Collapse weave, vertical pleats

Warp: 3 1/2 yards long, Tencel 8/2 in grey and white. 20” wide, 12 epi
Weft: Overspun wool (Z twist) and tencel 8/2 black and white.

Collapse weave scarf with plain weave ruffle

Collapse weave scarf with plain weave ruffle

ruffled edge in plain weave

ruffled edge in plain weave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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