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.
Then I weave the weft yarn and the scarf begins to grow, slowly being wound around the front beam.
The second scarf with different colours.
Once the weaving is finished, the scarves are cut from the loom.
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.