Mothers Day Scarf 2

By

Rigid Heddle Weaving ©Shireen Nadir 2014

I’ve been sitting on photos of this scarf for days, not wanting to give it away! For Mothers Day my lovely mama got 2 scarves from me, and here is the second one. The best bit about this scarf is that the warp was my own hand-dyed creation. I based the colours off a photo I took that my mom loves, taken in Grand Turk on a family vacation:

IMG_4880

Rigid Heddle Weaving ©Shireen Nadir 2014

Remember my ombre yarn dying experiment? Here’s what became of it. I warped from the centre outwards, so that my colours would change gradually, in a mirror effect. At the 2 ends I warped black threads to create a border.

Rigid Heddle Weaving ©Shireen Nadir 2014

The weft is simply black Malabrigo Silkpaca Lace, beaten in very loosely to create a super drapey fabric.

Rigid Heddle Weaving ©Shireen Nadir 2014

The colours really shine; the warp is a silk and sea cell blend which gives the finished piece amazing sheen. I am using a pick up stick technique to create warp floats which further emphasize the warp colours.

Rigid Heddle Weaving ©Shireen Nadir 2014

Mom loves it 🙂 Pinks and purples are her favourite, and turquoise is my favourite, so it’s a perfect blend of what we both adore. The fact that I’m using my own hand dyed yarn made it that much more special.

Rigid Heddle Weaving ©Shireen Nadir 2014