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Kit - Weaving - "Amaryllis in Winter" Scarves by Diane de Souza

Price: $114.99

4-Shaft, TWO Scarves Weaving Kit

Diane de Souza is always attracted to simple elegance and all things natural.  We were traveling together after a TNNA show, and we started talking about contrasts...white vs cream, shiny vs matte.

Diane was inspired to interpret both contrasts in one lovely scarf...and it's just stunning! It's published in Handwoven magazine Jan/Feb 2017 issue, pages 24-26.

For matte and creamy, Diane selected Yōmō, our silk/wool blend.  It's 60/4, but behaves "skinnier" than that since it's tightly twisted.  For a snowy white and shiny silk, Diane was immediately drawn to Yuki, 100% reeled silk.

The next step was to decide on weave structure.  Diane has always been drawn to overshot...and with the right sett and PPI (picks per inch), overshot can make a lovely scarf with beautiful drape. 

Diane sett this open, just 28 EPI. No special handling for Yomo was required to prepare the warp and wind bobbins for the weft.

Traditionally, overshot is woven balanced, meaning the same PPI as EPI (ends per inch).  However, Yuki is much thicker than the traditional pattern weft, so Diane adjusted her pattern PPI to ensure a 45-degree weft angle, and used a light hand on the beater bar. PPI is 22 (11 pattern, 11 tabby). Scarf drape is also improved if the tabby weft is not as dense as for traditional overshot...this is very open when weaving.

Tip from Diane:  Yuki should be kept under tension when winding onto the bobbin and it can snag so make sure anything in contact with the yarn is smooth; ie hands or equipment.

This scarf is lovely, understated elegance. 

Your Natural Elegance Scarves Kit makes TWO scarves, each about 9.25" wide and 67" long (plus 7" fringe each end, before twisting).

Each kit includes:
    --2,368 yds (135g) of Yōmō (60/4 spun silk/wool yarn) for warp and tabby weft
    --   532 yds (92g) of Yuki (100% reeled bombyx silk) for pattern weft
  
Your have the option to include Handwoven Magazine January/Feburary 2017 issue (or not--see drop down box selection), which has all the instructions.  Amaryllis in Winter is also included in Best of Handwoven: Top Ten Projects in Overshot Volumn III

Scarf designed and woven by Diane de Souza for Treenway Silks.

Thank you Handwoven for the photo with the model

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