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Zing Bling

zing bling tabby infinity scarf

Some months ago I bought some ‘zing string’ — cotton thread with hand-tied beads strung along it. I haven’t had time to use it till now. This is a plain weave scarf, cotton warp, rayon weft, with the zing string adding some bling at random intervals. I wove two scarves with the silver rayon weft & plain weave.

Actually, the first one on the warp had a black cotton weft and I wove in lace blocks with the bling randomly placed. It was fine, but when I tried the tabby with the silver rayon, I knew I’d do the other 2 scarves in that.

zing bling lace infinity scarf

Off the loom, I like them both. I like the black better than I thought I would, actually. But I showed you the tabby first because the bling shows up better. I sewed all 3 into infinity scarves.

I did a bunch of ‘not-weaving’ today. Although I wasn’t wasting time, I’ll be darned if I can tell you exactly how the day went – beyond seeing a black bear cross the road 63 steps in front of me on my morning walk!

I’m calling this weaving draft I came up with for my next warp of 3 scarves corkscrews & waves.

corkscrews & waves weaving draft

I got 262 ends of 20/2 natural silk measured, beamed, and threaded on the Macomber. I have all of about 6″ woven…enough to know I don’t have any threading errors. I hope I can get all 3 scarves woven tomorrow.

Here’s a funny thing….I intended to start & end the scarves with the ‘corkscrews’ at the top of the draft because I like them better than the ones on the bottom; I think they have more movement. But is that how I treadled the beginning of the first scarf? Noooo! I’ll end it the same way I started, and do the 2nd scarf in the way I intended. I hope. 😉

18 comments to Zing Bling

  • Ellie

    Stunning infinity scarves! I can see the black weft with blocks more clearly than the other. Love the dark stripe placement. Wonder if you use fibronaci to plan your stripes. Always so balanced and harmonious. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Peg Cherre

    Thanks, Ellie. I don’t use fibonnaci, but I made up a 64-thread gradient transition for all those baby wraps. I’m happy with it, so keep using it.

  • Laurie barham

    Hi Peg:

    I am a new weaver and would love to try your corkscrew and waves pattern but cannot read the draft. Somehow, I can’t get enough clarity to distinguish the threading and tie up. Will you share a clearer copy?

    • Peg Cherre

      Laurie – Do you have weaving software? Can you read a .wif file? If so I can send you one via email.

    • Shirley Haeny

      Hi Peg,I would also love to have a copy of your corkscrew & waves pattern. I dont have weaving software.
      but would love it via e-mail if you have time. Thanks. Shirley.

      • Peg Cherre

        Without weaving software, the best I can do is send you a jpg like the one that’s in the post. I’ll increase the size a bit so hopefully you can see/read it easier.

  • Hilary Buruma

    Dear Peg, what a beautiful corkscrew and waves design. I have fiberworks on my mac. Can you please send me either the software version or the jpg enlarged. Thank you so much. Hilary

  • Sharon

    Hi. I love your beautiful design and would love to have the wif file. I just got a 40 in Macomber and would love to make this my first project. Thanks for sharing!

  • Marian

    Hi Peg,
    I am loving this design. Would really appreciate a copy of the draft. Many thanks for sharing!
    -Marian

  • Jean Bair

    Hello Peg
    I do love your Corkscrew and Waves design. I would love to have the WIF file, and/or the weaving software for it.

    Thanks
    Jean

    • Peg Cherre

      Thanks, Jean. I can’t send you the software – you have to purchase that, although you can get a free trial version of some. So you can’t use a wif if you don’t have the software ‘cuz you won’t be able to open it. I can send you a jpg of the draft, and will do that.

  • Hi Peg, it’s me again. Actually I need a jpg not the WIF. Thanks again, sharon

  • Peg, I have just happened onto your site, and I love, love, love, that design! Could I bother you for a jpg of the draft, as I can’t quite make it out here?
    I have recently acquired a nice 16H AVL loom, and would love to try this draft. I am just venturing out from weaving simple rag rugs, and it has been so exciting.
    Thank you in advance – what a great gift you give to other weavers. Pat

    • Peg Cherre

      Look for the draft in your email, Pat. Enjoy your 16H – I have shaft envy, but know I don’t want to lift more shafts, nor do I want to go with a computer or lift assist, so I stick with my 8.

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