Turquoise Canvas Weave Scarf
Sometimes you want a complicated scarf project, one that has treadling repeats that go on for days, uses specialty yarns, and is sure to impress anyone and everyone who looks at it. But sometimes you want a project that’s easy to weave with yarn you probably have in your stash—a scarf that’s soft and shimmery and will make you feel happy every time you put it on. Nancy Rimsha’s Turquoise Canvas Weave Scarf from the November/December 2018 Handwoven is just that scarf. Woven in 6-shaft canvas weave using 3 colors of Tencel, the project is a delight to weave and wear. Here’s what Nancy has to say about her design:
Designer Nancy Rimsha’s Statement
I weave scarves because I like to be done with a project and move on to the next idea, and scarves don’t take too long. They are also a great way to display your handwoven designs. Whenever I come up with a weaving idea, I try to imagine whether it could be a scarf. I often use 8/2 Tencel for weaving scarves because it comes in many beautiful colors, is heavy enough for a nice drapey scarf, shines like silk, and is relatively inexpensive.
For this project, I wanted an aqua-colored scarf in the canvas weave structure, but I didn’t want all one color. I added contrasting colors to make the scarf vibrant and interesting. The gold stands out and the violet gives a 3-dimensional look, acting as a kind of shadow.
Project at a Glance
PROJECT TYPE: 6-shaft.
STRUCTURE: Canvas weave.
EQUIPMENT: 6-shaft loom, 9″ weaving width; 10-dent reed; 4 shuttles; 4 bobbins.
YARNS: 8/2 Tencel (3,360 yd/lb; Camilla Valley Farm).
Featured Image: Nancy Rimsha’s Turquoise Canvas-Weave Scarf is shimmering, soft to the touch, and a delight to weave.
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