Hello ikat
by Dana Follow

Hellloooooo blogosphere! I AM alive!

School has been incredibly busy this year, but I am loving it! This scarf is a project for a Woven Textiles class that I am taking this semester. This class is seriously the BOMB. We just weave things. It is great. I've never woven before so it's a really cool experience! It's good to have a class like this to take away from all the math...ick.

For this project, we were learning about ikat dyeing. We wound 5 warps each of two inches, and then used plastic to tie off sections of the yarn to resist dye. The white spots are where the plastic was. I chose to dye mine yellow, because yellow = happiness, duh. I wove it with a white weft. Then I added all the different colored tassels to spice it up a bit! I think it has a little bit of a South American flair, which was totally unintentional but I love it! In total there are 60 tassels in 10 different colors.

Of course, more on ze blog

Discussion 3

  • Ursula Rosien commented 6 years ago

    So happy and cheerful! I need way more hours in the day to try all these fab projects!!!

  • vvonder commented 6 years ago

    this is super fun project, those tassels and yellow color.. indeed it's so happy!

    Dana replied 6 years ago

    Thanks :)

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