Kit - Weaving - Limited Edition "Broken Borders" Silk Scarves
LIMITED EDITION 8-Shaft or 4-shaft Silk Scarves Weaving Kit
Cathleen Coatney designed the fabulous "Broken Borders" jacket published in Handwoven M/A 2015 issue (p 48-50). We loved this look so much that we asked her to develop a scarf for us using the same draft and "clasped weft" technique.
The "clasped weft" technique creates a lot of ends on the selvages--and neat selvages matter on scarves! You can always handle the ends in the typical way, but Cathy decided to embrace the opportunity and made fun fringe on the sides!
And, to add a bit of extra sparkle, she randomly added beads to the fringes--both the side fringe and the bottom fringe. We love it!!
And using natural white as the "base" really lets the clasped weft accent colors to sparkle--what a fresh look for spring and summer!
We love the "Purple Passion" colors that Cathy selected. And once we started playing with color combinations, we couldn't stop! We have created three additional color options for you--something for everyone!
Your Limited Edition Broken Borders Silk Scarves Kit makes TWO 100% silk scarves and includes:
--1,020 yds (62g) of naturally white Taiyo (30/2 spun silk yarn)
--900 yds (91g) of naturally white Alirio-thinner (20/2 silk noil)
--50 yards accent weft (20 yards each in 5 coordinating colors) of hand-dyed Yuki (8/2 reeled silk yarn)
--Handwoven M/A 2015 issue with pattern (p48-50)
--4-shaft alternate weaving draft
--10g color-coordinated beads to sprinkle in your warp & weft fringes
And, as a limited edition kit, once gone, these scarves kits are retired forever!
Note--the colors of each combination may vary, but will fit the "feel" of the combo.
Note--if the color combination photograhed on the left is no longer in the drop down box (upper left), that color combo is no longer available
Note on 8-shaft vs 4-shaft drafts...the 8-shaft version allows the accent wefts to have longer floats which allows more of the color to show. The 4-shaft version has closeer "tie-down" warp threads than the 8-shaft version, but it is lovely.
8-shaft version of scarf woven by Cathy Coatney for Treenway Silks
Cathy's Tropical Bloom version won three awards when entered in the Colorado State Fair: 1st Place Fashion Accessories, Judges' Choice Award from Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, and Best Wearable Award from Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild. Congratulations Cathy for creating such a lovely scarf!