I liked the hand of the bamboo weft scarves better, and also liked that I could see more of the scarf because they didn't collapse nearly as much. But truth be told I spent about a half hour just playing with the Habu scarf; playing with the accordion pleats, sans music. Truly, we have to get our weaving excitement where we can, so I foresee more collapse weave in my future. I would love to see some shawl width fabric, with that wonderful texture. So far I think it would be fun to use a collapse weave section in some woven wristers and even, heaven forbid, an actual garment. I have vowed that I hate sewing but the last issue of
has a collapse weave top that has me thinking of the possibilities. Yikes. Unfortunately this is slow cloth at its slowest. Weaving with 2/48 wool crepe was like weaving with fly hair but, oh so worth the results.
|This is the habu weft scarf as I am washing it.|
|I tried ladder hemstiching on an end piece, hoping to find a way to add buttons to shorter pieces to make a cowl.|
|So much excietment in one project. Here is my new handy dandy fringe twister, oh the joy!|