Weaving wool and alpaca scarves

I have just been weaving two wool and alpaca scarves. For the warp I used soft grey lambswool from a small mill in Aberdeenshire and for the weft, my favourite alpaca yarn from Devon. Take a look at how the weaving progresses.

First I warp up the loom, threading the wool through the heddles and tying it to the front beam.

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Then I weave the weft yarn and the scarf begins to grow, slowly being wound around the front beam.

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The second scarf with different colours.

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Once the weaving is finished, the scarves are cut from the loom.

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I am now in the process of finishing the scarves, which involves washing the cloth to sett the fabric, tiding up the ends and making the fringe. In the next blog I will be able to show you the completed scarves ready to put in my shop.