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Faux Ikat Scarves

Member Update // New Episodes at Handwoven Colour + Leah Learns Design

Handwoven Colour // Faux Ikat Scarves

Welcome to the fourth episode of Handwoven Colour! In this workshop series taught by Felicia Lo Wong, we explore different ways of using colour in weaving – everything from how a colour mixes optically when it’s woven into cloth, as well as how to use and manipulate hand-dyed colour in a weaving project.

Warp-faced colour
Faux Ikat Scarves
Faux Ikat Scarves

In this newest episode, Faux Ikat Scarves, Felicia shows how to weave a scarf that uses a skein of handpainted fingering-weight yarn in a way that makes it look like a handpainted warp. Using the techniques in this project, you can choose your favourite skeins of handpainted sock yarn and weave them into scarves that show off the beauty of the colours as they are in the skein. This project also allows you to explore the idea of warp-faced weaving and having that colourful warp be more prominent than the weft yarn. This is a great project for someone who has a hand-dyed knitting yarn stash and is wanting to use that yarn stash for weaving.

Click here for Handwoven Colour: Faux Ikat Scarves, plus you can find and share all discussion, questions and photos about this weaving workshop in our SOS Community Forums here! We always love to see your progress photos!

Also, if you’re interested in the yarn colourways shown above in Felicia’s Faux Ikat scarf project, we’ve put together a Lighthouse Faux Ikat Scarf kit!

 

Leah Learns Design // Grasp the Math

Welcome back to Leah Learns Design and our second episode now available, Grasp the Math! This knitwear design series goes through questions our video editor, Leah Churchley, brought to Tabetha Hedrick when she found a cardigan she just had to make. How do you go about designing a sweater? Where would you even start?

Swatches knit up in SweetGeorgia Yarn's Superwash DK in Surf Shack for the workshop Leah Learns Design

In the first episode, Tabetha provided Leah with helpful advice about sketching out the design and swatching. And in this new second lesson, it’s time to do some number crunching to figure out how many stitches we need to cast on to get a fitting sweater in the end!

Learn more at Leah Learns Design: Grasp the Math to learn more about the process of designing your own sweater! And all questions, chat and progress can be shared in the Community Forum space here! We hope you’ll join us on this journey of knitwear design!

 

Live Office Hours // November

Reminder that our next Live Office Hours session takes place next week, Thursday, November 26 at 10am PST. Join us for a chat, updates from the school, and to get your fibre arts questions answered by Felicia! If you can’t make it, no worries as we always post the video on the SOS online library afterwards for all members to enjoy – view the archives HERE.

If you have a fibre arts question for our next Live Office Hours, please send them in advance to: felicia@sweetgeorgiayarns.com. We thank you for sending in your questions!

 

Wishing you a week filled with colour and creativity,
School of SweetGeorgia