Joni’s Planned Pooling Scarf
If you are a teacher or mentor, you are involved in one way or another with the shaping of a young person’s future, and may often wonder what becomes of all those whose lives you touched early on. Then one day, one of your little wards grows up and is suddenly the talk of the town and you feel so proud.
In my work, I take plain undyed yarn, give it some color and send it on its way. Once in a while I get to see pictures of socks, shawls, scarves, and so forth, and I am delighted to see these glimpses into what my yarn becomes. This weekend I got to see pictures of the process involved in one of my dye jobs ending up on a fashion show runway! But I’m getting ahead of myself…..
Last January, I sold a Twinset of Phydlbitz Sock. They started like this after dyeing. Wtth matching Twinsets I always rotate one of the skeins to show all the colors that exist on both skeins.
And after rewinding for presentation they looked like this:
Little did I know what would become of it. Well, until this past weekend, that is!
These yarns were bought by Joni Lawver, who used my yarns to make a wonderful shawl. She started by warping her Cricket loom….
using a chip clip to hold the strands taut and aligned as much as my dye job would allow …
so that the colors would stack …
Joni used a light blue 8/2 Merino/Tencel yarn from WEBS for the weft.
In her own words:
“A twinset of your yarn has been a big hit at Stitches Texas. I just finally finished the planned pooling scarf I was going to weave from them and have been wearing it this weekend. Tons of compliments and as I’ve been telling folks, they all go to you. [Even StevenBe…] stopped me as I was walking through his booth to ask about the shawl/scarf.”
In fact, several people messaged me on Facebook to tell me a project with my yarn was featured! How cool is that?
Joni said she would be sharing the project over on her Ravelry page – click here to see.
In recent months I’ve been wondering if the neatly segmented dye jobs were a thing of the past, since many dyers are moving toward gradients and other techniques. Knowing there is still a market among weavers for the segmented dye jobs, I may just have to produce some more this week! 🙂