So my second wavy shuttle project got off to a pretty good start…
Then it all went to hell. Why? Because I started getting the most uncontrollable draw-in! I was losing so much width I actually contemplated trying to make a tapering scarf all the way to the other end. Sadly I was losing width too fast.
It will take a bit of playing with the ol’ wavy shuttle to figure out why it was such a problem this time. I have theories. They may be wrong.
But, in the way of most weaving disasters, this has led to an exciting opportunity! I’m going to use a temple for the first time!!
Yes, a temple. Reviled by some as a cheat and considered just sensible by others, I’m going to deploy one here to defeat the draw-in. Hopefully.
Of course, I don’t own one and will, in fact, be making one. So I’m excited about that all on its own! (I know this will shock you, dear reader of bloggy.)
The first step in saving this wavy scarf was – sob, sob, wail – to undo all but the very start of the scarf. Yes. I undid about a quarter of a project. The loom, yarn, shuttle and I all in therapy now. But it had to be done and the second version of the scarf will hopefully be much more successful!