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April 23, 2012
Woven From Leftovers Wrap

I wanted to appreciate the nice 20" width of my loom, so decided to make a wider wrap. This is still only 17" wide because my warp calculations were off a bit, but it is lovely exactly how it is!

Tapestry Wrap

For the warp I used the leftover handspun yarn from these socks - It is All Spun Up Polworth/Silk in "Tapestry" colorway. The weft is Elann Baby Silk leftover from my Swallowtail shawl made several years ago - So it is a true "leftover" project just like I had planned when I bought the loom :)

Polworthsilk Polworth silk socks

Polworth silk on loom

Yarn: Every single inch of 320 yards (52 grams) of handspun 3 ply light fingering weight 85% Polworth/15% Silk fiber in "Tapestry" from All Spun Up.
Size: 17 1/4" X 50"
Warp and Weft Specifications: 10 dent rigid heddle, 7-8 ppi, , 10 epi - 173 warp ends and 65" warp length. I beat the weft very loosely - sort of just placed it gently to be sure the beautiful handspun warp showed up in the finished wrap.
Finishing: hemstitched ends (3 per stitch) - 2 1/2" fringe

The beauty and soft wonderful drape of this fabric is hard to see in pictures, but trust me, it is gorgeous!

Tapestry Wrap Tapestry Wrap

This close up is while it is swinging in the wind on the tree so it is a little distorted, but you can see the pretty Tapestry handspun interlaced with the Baby Silk better - I adore these colors.

Tapestry Close up

The picture below is somehow a bit flat and dull in color, but I put it in so you could see that my selvedges are improving...and the lilacs are pretty.

Tapestry Wrap

Here is what I looked like most of last week - the garden is in! (phone pic by Dave)


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