Remember when we wove a scarf at the beach for my MIL?
Plain weave scarf with chenille weft, combination warp of cotton, wool boucle and a wool-rayon blend sett at 18 epi.
I ran out of time to sample before the trip, so to be on the safe side, I just handwashed and then air-dried the sample, and then the finished scarf.
Although the warp was originally intended to be a truly one of a kind, unique scarf, the kids were so good at weaving that we didn't have to have the long practice piece at the start of the warp that I'd planned on.
When I came home, I wove off the end of the warp myself, making another scarf. Last week, I finally finished it.
I consulted the blogosphere, turning up this very helpful post on Eva Stossel's Weaving Blog.
My finishing technique for this scarf was:
- Twist the fringe.
- Machine wash on delicate in cool water on the gentlest setting in my front-loading washing machine with a few drops of Woolite.
- Roll in a beach towel and squeeze out the excess water.
- Air dry in the dryer with two bath towels.
- Once I got impatient with air-drying, I switched it to drying on warm, still with two bath towels.
The winner: the scarf dried in the dryer!! Next time I won't be so afraid to dry chenille in the dryer.
Getting Ready for Beachfront Weaving
Finishing the Scarf for my MIL
Warp Left Over after the Beach