Monday, December 14, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Mended but not washed.

Scarf off loom

Actually, there was no real mending to be done.  Simply trimming off the ends left from changing bobbins.  I will trim the fringe after wet finishing.


Width: 7.25” (same as on loom)
Length: 78” (on loom, 88” = approximately 11% loss)

Dave Daniels commented on my last post:

FOURTEEN? Wow, good for you for getting that much extra out of it. Amazing!

The reason I could weave so close is that I have a big loom.  It is a Nilus II LeClerc with rear-hinged treadles and from front beam to back beam measures 47”. 

The longer warp length also reduces stress on the warp ends. That is why I can weave under high tension with little or no warp breakage.

Small looms are wonderful for little spaces and for travelling.  But nothing beats weaving on a larger loom.

"Handspun Scarf Off Loom” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 12, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Geodyne said...

You can really see the twill lines in that photo. It look fabulous. I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Are you planning to save this to wear yourself?

Susan B. said...

OK, now I am inspired. I have some handspun waiting to be made into a scarf. It will be my first time using in warp! But you are definitely helping me here!

Delighted Hands said...

A perfect scarf out of the handspun-nice weaving indeed.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thanks, Geodyne. No, not for me. A Christmas present for my daughter's partner (and father of my grandson).
Susan B., if you have any questions just holler.
Thank you, Delighted hands