Silk Scarf

I love silk. I love the way it feels—smooth and crisp all at the same time. I love the way it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, so I can wear my silk scarves no matter the time of year. I especially love to weave with silk because not only is it delightful to handle, it’s also extraordinarily strong, so I don’t have to worry about threads easily breaking. The only “problem” with silk, perhaps, is that some folks wrongly believe you can’t weave with silk on a rigid-heddle loom, and I am here to tell you that is completely wrong. Don’t believe me? Check out Stephanie Flynn Sokolov’s gorgeous Silk Scarf from the Handwoven Loom Theory: Rigid-Heddle Scarf Collection. Here’s what Stephanie had to say about her design.

Silk Scarf

Stephanie Flynn Sokolov’s Silk Scarf is proof that you can weave spectacular silk projects on the rigid-heddle loom. PHOTO BY CALEB YOUNG (GOOD FOLK PHOTOGRAPHY).

Designer Stephanie Flynn Sokolov’s Statement

Drape yourself in the luxury of silk with this lacy scarf woven in a simple pick-up pattern that highlights a space-dyed yarn. The warp floats on one side, woven using a repeating pick-up pattern, translate to weft floats on the other side. Pick your favorite side or pick both: they are equally beautiful. After all, it is silk!

Happy Weaving!

Project at a Glance

PROJECT TYPE: Rigid-heddle.

STRUCTURE: Plain weave with floats.

EQUIPMENT: Rigid-heddle loom, 10″ weaving width; 10-dent heddle; stick shuttle; pick-up stick.

YARNS: Margaret (100% bombyx silk; 2,450 yd/lb; Treenway Silks). Jorie II (100% bombyx silk; 950 yd/lb; Treenway Silks).

FINISHED SIZE (after washing): 72″ with 6″ fringe.

Featured Image: Stephanie Flynn Sokolov’s Silk Scarf is a delight to weave and wear any time of year. PHOTO BY CALEB YOUNG (GOOD FOLK PHOTOGRAPHY).

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