Friday, March 27, 2009



The shawl is off the loom.  Because of the open sett, the shawl is very fragile.  Handspun shawl off loom Hopefully wet-finishing will change that.

Here are the measurements:

Width:    at reed—27.5”;   on loom—25.5”;   off loom—24.5”
Length:  on loom—97.5”;   off loom—83.5”
Picks per inch:  on loom—6-7;  off loom—8

The dramatic shrinkage in length off the loom occurred because I wove and measured the fabric under tension.  Because this is handspun, it is extremely flexible.  It can be stretched out but when when released will immediately snap back into shape.

It is also strong.  No warp breakage.  Not even any shredding at the selvedges.

Handspun Shawl off the Loom” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on March 27, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Dorothy said...

That looks rich and beautiful Peg, I do hope the wet finishing goes well.

ClaudiaJane said...

Absolutely lovely. Very nice job Peg.

Laritza said...

Very pretty!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Dorothy, Claudia Jane, and Laritza. And I too hope that the wet finishing goes well.

bspinner said...

Beautiful shawl!!!!!
I enjoy reading your blog and have chosen it for the Kreative Blogger Award.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Cherri said...

That's a loonnngggg shawl;^P

Leigh said...

Lovely photo. I'm very interested in how wet finishing goes.

Peg in South Carolina said...

bspinner, thank you. I appreciate your "gift" but I have already done this, having received it earlier from someone else. I hope your feelings are not hurt if I don't do this again.
Cherri, well yes, it is long, but it is getting shorter and wet-finishing will make it still shorter.
Leigh, I am interested as well!