Monday, March 9, 2009

And the winner is... (and Warp #5 review)

Oh boy oh boy! This is it, the results show for my first blog giveaway. :) I am loving this whole thing. It truly IS better to give than to receive - though I hope, of course, that the receiving is pretty good, too!

I woke up from my nap at noon and checked to see how many comments had been posted, then moseyed over to and generated a random number:

As you can see, the lucky winner is Comment #3, posted by Beth. Beth, there's no contact info in your comment and your Blogger Profile is private so I can't reach you that way either. Would you please email me at jandawson[at]gmail[dot]com so that we can sort out the details and I can send your scarf kit? :) I really hope you'll share the results with us!

If I haven't gotten contact info from Beth in ... oh, let's say 10 days (so by March 19), then I'll pick a new comment and try again.

And now, the long awaited (at least by me) Warp #5 Review. This review covers scarves 14, 15, 16 and 17:

The vitals for the warp and various scarves are thus:

Warp: 8/8 unmerc cotton, 80 ends at 10 EPI = 8" wide in the reed
Scarf 14: weft = 4/8 unmerc cotton at 9 PPI, finished dimensions: 59" x 6 3/4"
Scarf 15: weft = cotton chenille, finished dimensions: 67" x 5 7/8"
Scarf 16: weft = 4/8 unmerc cotton at 9 PPI, finished dimensions 68" x 6 1/2"
Scarf 17: weft = 6/12 rayon slub, finished dimensions 63" x 6 3/8"

I was interested to note that, when woven with the 4/8 unmercerized cotton, the scarves took up 10% - each 20" length finished up at 18" long. On the other hand, with the cotton chenille the take up was 12.5% and with the rayon it was somewhere in between. Presumably this has something to do with the PPI of the other wefts, which I haven't measured.

In other news, I created an Artfire account the other day. I haven't uploaded anything to it yet, but I'm thinking I'll use it to sell these scarves I've been weaving and maybe also scarf kits. Will keep you posted! In the meantime, if you've seen anything you're interested in - either the scarf itself or a kit to make said scarf - please send me email. :)


Life Looms Large said...

What did we do before the internet? You can generate random numbers, post about your work, set up shop.



Janet said...

...or find a husband! But that's a story for a different blog... ;)

Beth said...

I just received my big scarf kit. The "Peony" colors are even more beautiful in person. I can't wait to get started! Just have to get the towels woven and off the loom for an order. Thank you, Janet!!!