We are trying a new approach here on the Not 2 Square blog. Instead of a couple of us writing up descriptions all the time, we have invited our members to explain their process and details about their pieces. Mardi N. offered to do the first post about her tencel scarf.
This is my first project using Tencel.
It is essentially a scarf length sample.
I had already woven one scarf using the
Dornick Twill #196 by our own Dee Jones that I found by accident in
Strickler’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns. The first scarf, magenta was
treadled as directed in #196. For this second scarf with the same
threading, I decided to use the alternate treadling, #197.
Half of the yarn was dyed in KathrinWebber’s class last spring and the blue gray stripes in this scarf
were dyed at home as it was necessary to augment my supply of warp to
achieve 10 ½ inches in the reed. The yarn used was 10/2 Tencel. For
the weft I chose some wine colored rayon of unknown grist that I had
in my stash.
The sett was 20 EPI and the PPI was
approximately 19-20. The overall length on the loom was 72 inches,
not counting the fringes. After wet finishing, the width was
8 ½ inches and the length 64 ½ inches. Take up was 12% and the
overall draw in was about 20 %.
I was extremely pleased with the weight
and the hand of the scarf. - Mardi