Sunday, February 22, 2009

Stainless Steel on the loom

Ok, so I couldn't stand it, yesterday I wound a warp to try out the wool/stainless steel blend on the loom. I wound a warp using a fibonacci striping sequence in grey 8/2 tencel, black 8/2 tencel and Habu ramie (space dyed). I then wove a scarf using the Habu wool/stainless steel blend in a coal grey/black for the weft (sewing thread size in grist). Here's a picture of what it looked like on the loom and a picture of the sample piece from the end of the warp that I've scrunched up - it holds the scrunch because of the stainless steel. I'm going to wash the scarf shortly - will post a picture of the finished scarf and scrunching at a later date. These pictures aren't the best but take my word for it, it's very cool fiber.