Saturday, October 29, 2016


As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm more inclined to use hemstitching as an alternative to plied fringes nowadays. Not for every fiber - if it's an exotic/expensive fiber, it will still have plied fringes. But for rayon? Hemstitching is much more in line with the time/cost invenstment.

Here's a view of the current scarf's hemstitched end, as seen while it is winding on the cloth storage beam. This is the "back" side - on the "front" side, the longer floats of the stitching are vertical (warpwise) instead of diagonal.

Beating in the waste yarn that holds everything in place makes it easier to see the four picks that the hemstitching encloses. It's woven in plainweave, as are the first few picks of the end of the scarf.

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