two scarves

hand-woven scarfThese were my favorite gifts to give: two scarves woven with cotton. I found the pattern in this book, which is full of wonderfully complex designs. They’re woven in overshot, which means I simultaneously used two different colors in the warp. I also varied the weight of the yarn to add some texture. I wove in two colorways– cornflower blue and lipstick red:

scarvesAt this point, I’m pretty certain I need to own a loom of my own. In other news, I’m currently:

– baking these
– listening to this
– and hoping for more snow

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7 Responses to two scarves

  1. Esther says:

    Gorgeous Scarves! I’m taking a weaving class right now and was looking at those Overshot Patterns. Do you think it is more difficult then other patterns you’ve done? I’m working on a 4 heddle loom with a diamond pattern.

  2. Jessica says:

    thank you! overshot isn’t necessarily difficult, it’s just a little more work. i made an abacus with a little yarn and some multicolored beads to help me remember my pattern, so the hardest part was remembering to advance each bead as i passed the shuttle. by the middle of the second scarf, i had the pattern memorized and didn’t even need the abacus anymore. happy weaving!

  3. Liz says:

    These are incredible! I’ve never tried weaving anything but these make me want to give it a go

  4. Jessica says:

    thank you! i say, go for it!

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  6. Blanca says:

    Hi Jessica! I´m reading your blog from Spain and your work inspired me a lot. I was looking for tutorials to create your own loom to do overshot patterns but i only see to simple patterns so please if you could explain me someday how to do, perhaps with some photos 😉 I will be very grateful. Thank you so much!!!!!

  7. Jessica says:

    Hey Blanca, thanks for visiting! The only difference between simple weaving and overshot is the addition of a second thread (usually in a contrasting color) woven in a tabby pattern between your regular pattern weft threads. I’m not sure what loom types you’re looking to build, but the scarves in this post were woven on a four heddle loom. The table runner I posted about most recently was woven with 6 heddles (two of which accommodated the plainweave border). Unfortunately I can’t post any action shots, because I don’t currently own a loom. Hopefully I’ll get one in the not-too-distant future and I’ll be able to do an instructional post about weaving. Hope this helps!

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