I joined Complex Weavers sometime around 2003. Soon after that I started reading about their study groups. As I was interested then in the possibilities of beading on the loom, the first group I tried was Beads and Interlacements. After a year or so I realized that this was not for me. Then I borrowed the notebooks from the Fine Threads group. I got some good information from those notebooks but decided I really didn't want to belong to that group either. Finally I tried the Crackle Study group.
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from the Crackle Study group coordinator asking if I would submit a piece for the October Journal based on one of the samples I had submitted in 2006. I checked to make sure I had all my paperwork as well as the materials from the sample exchange for that year. I did, so I agreed I would do it.
Now I have started to write the piece. The strangest thing is that I have virtually no memory of weaving either the samples or the scarf that followed the weaving of the samples. I "knew" I had done this. But I didn't even remember what the scarf looked like. As luck would have it, the scarf was still in my possession. And here it is.
It is an 8-shaft crackle done in 60/2 silk (with 120/2 silk for the tabby weft). I painted the warp yarns and dyed the weft yarns. The treadling is a kind of Summer-and-Winter treadling.
I am very glad I found the scarf. The samples that I wove for the study group are very small and so only hint at what the whole looks like. Now I feel better about writing this piece.
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