Shine's Thyme

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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Scarf that Almost Wasn't

All my friends know by now, that I have a wee little loom. A Schacht Cricket 15 in. rigid heddle table loom. (Thought I'd start off small.) I have made a few cute scarfs by now, but just simple, plain scarfs. I happen to know an awesome 5th generation weaver that turns out some of the most beautiful woven projects you've ever all shapes and sizes. And although she can weave anything imaginable, I became a little obsessed by her gorgeous woven scarfs. She has many looms...also of all shapes and sizes, that helps to enable her to weave anything she desires, however, lately, she has had on one of her smaller looms (42 in. floor loom), incredibly beautiful scarfs. After examining them closely, I thought, I should be able to weave a scarf that pretty on my tiny little loom. Simple, but beautiful. So...I set out to see how bold I could get with choosing colors. In my homespun basket, I have lots of beautiful hand spun yarn. Gorgeous I tell you. I pulled some bright colors and just like that, my wee little loom was warped and ready to go. But wait! It didn't look right at all!! Too funky! The colors all screamed at me that they didn't match, and there was no way on earth I could make this choice of colors look fabulous in a scarf. Enter my genius weaving friend. "It's wonderful!!!!!" she said. "Just put on a black weft....soft and will be perfect!" Oh my...I was scared, but I listened, and voila! What a lovely scarf appeared!!

Yes...and there she is all pretty and sassy:) Isn't it funny how our walks on this earth can teach us lessons.....even spiritual ones? Sometimes I feel so insecure in my decision making, then God will send assurance to me and all will be well.....just like that:)
Have a most blessed day girls!!!
Love, Shine


Deborah said...

Wow! Those colours came together beautifully!
What a talent you have Shine.
Love must be thrilled!
Have a great week my lovely friend

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Delisa said...

Hi Shine! You are doing a wonderful job with your weaving, your colors are beautiful! Isn't it funny how sometimes we can look at something for so long that it is hard to be objective, then someone with fresh eyes can instantly give us new perspective. It is wonderful when we can find friends who share our interests. I really enjoy it when I can get into town and visit our local knitting group. Sometimes I can be stuck on a pattern or a technique and with just a little help I am up and over the hill and on my way again. I hope you have a beautiful day ahead! Delisa :)

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