Koala Scarf

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Koala Skein & CardI’ve been asked by visitors to the site what I planned to do with the beaded Koala yarn.  I’ve decided to weave a scarf on my rigid heddle loom.  In fact, my friend Gail is planning to bring over her loom tomorrow and we’re going to weave together.Balled Warp

I plan to use the Koala beaded yarn as the primary yarn.  It will provide the weft.  I picked through my stash and found several warp yarns I liked.  (You want to select at least 5 different yarns.  Because the warp will be so dark, I selected several yarns for the weft to lift the color.)  I wrapped the yarn around a 3X5 index card.  I then could preview how the colors looked with each other and how they blended with the warp.  When I settled on the yarns for the project, I balled the yarns from their skeins.  Tonight I’ll warp the loom and tomorrow we’ll weave…more to come

 

Friday, August 15, 2008 UPDATE

 

The loom is warped.

Suggestions for warp:

If you mark the slots before you warp, it will help you center warp.  Notice masking tape with arrows marking center and edge.

Choose a color close to weft yarn color for the edges of the warp, both right and left.  That way, any inconsistences in the woven edge won’t be so noticeable.

Always use a touch of orange in the warp.

Always use a bit of glitter yarn in the warp.

I took the scarf off the loom, knotted fringe, and fulled the completed scarf.  I cut three strands of warf at a time and tied a knot close to the fabric to finish the scarf.  I then soaked the finished scarf in cold water and agitated lightly.   I then hung the scarf to dry, gently separating the tassels.  The finished scarf is below.

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2 Responses to “Koala Scarf”

  1. loopykd says, August 16th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I still don’t get how this works although you have explained it very well. It’s a beautiful scarf.

  2. Tropical Twister says, August 16th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Where are you having a problem. Perhaps I can help?

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