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In the past week, I’ve made two more blindingly-bright scarves. So much for black, apparently.  The brights are a result of 1) another coworker leaving (no it isn’t me, she’s retiring after 3 decades) 2) finding a skein of banana silk half-off

Bright Red

Bright Purple

The red scarf is a combination of variegated sock wool (since I cannot find much multicolor weaving wool) and bambu.  The purple-pink-aqua is the skein of banana silk wefted with purple tencel.

I love the hand and weight of the woven banana silk, so much so that I forgot what a nightmare it was to weave. It scrapes against the heddles in the loom, gets battered by the beater, and shreds.  I had to retie about a dozen warp threads during the process. Not sure if this is going to pass muster for the sale or if it’ll end up being donated to our local professional association to raise money for conference scholarships. It is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but definitely a rougher product than usual.

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw

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