I used to weave scarves for sale. Mostly silk, but also combinations of wonderful natural fibres. I noticed one day how many bits and pieces of left-over colours I had on spools and bobbins. How to use it? I decided to just begin winding a warp of many colours. I kept my choices very simple, only winding multiples of four ends per colour. I chose colours randomly as I wound, basing my choices on how much of a colour I had and how the entire warp was looking as the winding progressed. I threaded a two block eight shaft twill using the warp colour order for a threading guide. In the sample shown I changed at each colour change, sometimes I let the block order change within a colour as well. For weaving I used various colours or black, either weaving the scarf with all one colour weft or two or three colours randomly changing. I treadled blocks randomly as I wove and no two scarves were alike. The scarves were very successful – I don’t have any left and never kept one for myself! But I do have samples.
Warp & Weft – 30/2 Silk
Sett and woven at 32 epi/ppi