I finished my first real yardage of Angora yarn! I made my first weaving project, a scarf. Here is the yarn- a lot of time and effort has gone into it!
I blended a 75% alpaca to 25% angora mix, from my French Angora buck, Andre. This yarn has taken most of the summer and fall of 2014 to prepare for – I custom made a hackle to blend the fiber on, harvested the fiber from Andre, I waited until the Rhinebeck festival to get the alpaca, I blended, spun, Navajo plied and steamed the yarn, warped the loom, and now I’m finally using it!
Here are pictures of the process.
Andre, the wool producer
My custom hackle- here I’m blending the alpaca and angora to spin.
Here is the finished yarn- Navajo plied, roughly 250 yards.
Then I steamed the yarn, warped the loom, and started weaving!
I finished the scarf with a technique called hemstitching, which ties off the ends of the woven piece and gathers the warp into groups of fringe.
And here is the finished scarf!
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Beautiful job Rebekah! What a work of art!
Very beautiful! You are a very talented fiber artist and story teller!
I’m always so impressed with your artistry…what’s next??
What a gorgeous scarf! I love the colors.
Beautiful. I’d love to know what you used for the warp? I really would love to make a woven scarf from my Angora but haven’t decided on a good warp yet.
I used a thin cotton warp- most of it was string made specifically for warping, and the green stripe in the center was just perle cotton. (I think perle cotton is used for crochet and embroidery.)
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions.
All of your work is very beautiful! How did you make the hackle? I want to make one!
Thanks! I have a post here on my blog that shows how I made my hackle- just check my archives under “new hackle”.