Weaving Woven Shibori & Quill winding
The second scarf is tied back on. I could also have done the insert a dowel with weaving before and after for tieing back on. The unwoven warp will be the scarf fringe and I am in the process of hemstitching with two picks woven for my base.
I changed the treadling for this second scarf, using one section of a broken diamond pattern and two other treadles repeated for large blocks.
This is a photo of how I wind a quill (or bobbin or pirn). Holding the thread down against the quill avoids yarn finger burn, has a greater degree of control in the winding process and makes a very tight package. (an old friend showed me this and an old friend of hers showed her…) I move the yarn in a small back and forth overlapping path, of maybe 1/4 inch, moving along little bit as I wind until I get to the other side and then back again. I don’t go all the way to the end each pass across.
I find moving across in little zig-zags allows the yarn to come off the package evenly. The first way I was taught to wind a bobbin, was to go back and forth in large zig-zags which for me made the yarn bind constantly as it was unwinding. I began using this method when I purchased an end delivery shuttle and pirns. Pirns are wound this way, but moving from the large end to the small end in little overlapping sections. This is 30/2 silk (the weft for the scarf) .