Woven Scarves: 26 Inspired Designs for the Rigid Heddle Loom
Jane Patrick, Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
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Explore and practice weaving techniques for fabulous scarves!
Woven Scarves offers a collection of twenty-six scarves and variations that range in difficulty from advanced beginner to very complex. In highly approachable ways, authors Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduce new weavers to a broad sampling of weaving techniques, exploring various ways of creating cloth on a rigid heddle loom. Weavers learn how to create lovely scarves that are creative, classic, and fun to make and wear. Using various weave structures, color, yarn combinations, and techniques such as felting and embellishment, the authors take you through the basics to a jumping-off point for personal exploration and creation.
Woven Scarves will support new weavers in their desire for appropriate patterns and better skills as well as a deeper understanding of fibers, types of weave techniques, and all the varieties of fabrics that are possible-even to beginners.
beat, pull the “flowers” up between the warps where they naturally fall. If the “flowers” bunch too closely in a small area, cut off the weft yarn to eliminate a flower and reinsert the yarn in the shed, placing the next flower in a different location. Weave as far as the warp length allows, about 66" (167 cm). Finishing Remove the fabric from the loom, untying the knots in front to allow for fringe. Tie groups of 4 warp ends each into overhand knots close to the edge of the fabric.
end of the mohair so that each eyelash yarn is given enough space to speak for itself. Finished size: 73⁄4" (19.5 cm) wide and 76" (193 cm) long, plus 4" (10 cm) fringe at each end. Structure: Plain weave. Equipment: 10" (25.5 cm) wide, 8-dent rigid heddle reed; two stick shuttles. Yarn: Mango Moon Capra (70% mohair, 30% silk at 4,909 yd lb [4,488 m/453 g]) in Cocoa (warp and weft): 300 yd (2 skeins at 270 yd [246 m]/25 g). Mango Moon Parade (100% rayon variegated spaced eyelash at 2,727
of weft passes in each section, you can create patterns that range from subtle to dramatic. For our Eyelet Scarf, we made large holes just by weaving many weft rows in each section, then pulling the weft tight to exaggerate the holes. Weaving Spanish Lace Step 1. Beginning at the right for the first pick, open the shed (heddle up) and place the shuttle into the shed. Step 1. Beginning at the right edge, place the shuttle in the shed. Step 2. Count over 5 raised warp ends, then bring
Sokolov When you first look at this scarf it’s hard to know what’s going on, except that it looks intriguing. This leno variation, while simple to weave, looks complicated. Even though this finger-controlled weave takes time, the wide sett of 5 epi makes the weaving relatively fast. Finished size: 51⁄2" (14 cm) wide and 70" (178 cm) long, plus 4" (10 cm) fringe at each end. Structure: Leno variation. Equipment: 10" (25.5 cm) wide, 5-dent rigid heddle reed; one stick shuttle; one pick-up
women. Pair it with a black pea coat, simple dress shirt, or black sweater for an off-Fifth Avenue sense of style—or dress it down as shown here. Finished size: 7" (18 cm) wide and 66" (168 cm) long, plus about 1" (2.5 cm) fringe at each end. Structure: Plain weave. Equipment: 10" (25.5 cm) wide, 10-dent rigid heddle reed; one stick shuttle; tapestry needle. Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Socrates (30% alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo, 20% nylon at 1,828 yd/lb [603 m/453 g]) in #0403 Charcoal