Thursday, March 14, 2013

First Blooming Leaf

 I've just cut off the first Blooming Leaf scarf!  I wanted to look at it overall, because my initial feeling was that it was too busy, and because I don't have anything large enough to space the fringes well.  I like it!  What do you think?  I still think it's a bit busy, and I sure hope it softens up a bit.  It's very stiff.  I will twist the fringes and give it a bath and then put it away from my furry friends to keep it pristine.  I'd like it to be one of my pieces when I try to jury into the Appalachian Art-Craft Center.  Here's hoping!
And because I think the first version was too busy, I've chosen similarly toned rayon and chenille for the next version.  I'm going to use the chenille for the leaf at each end, then use two strands of the rayon for the center, using the center repeats from Lee's Surrender.  That way, the wearer will see the leaf at the ends, with the center repeats wrapped around their neck.  I vetoed the variegated green because I'm not sure I like the texture of the two strands of carpet warp in the first version, and I thought the green-blue-yellow too loud for the black chenille warp.  I think this next color way will be more unisex.  Now, I can day dream about the third color way while I weave!


LA said...

I really like the scarf...and I'm looking forward to seeing the next version of the blooming leaf. I think you might be on to something.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Wow, Maggie, this is fabulous!