After two years on my Kromski rigid heddle loom, the Starry Night scarf has been sprung. It had deep gouges where the loom's cords had caused pressure on the fabric, but nothing a short soak couldn't delete. Had to keep it brief, though, as this yarn bled like crazy. As soon as I noticed the blue blood letting, I added some vinegar to the mix. Three rinses later I called it quits as I was afraid of ending up with a robin's egg blue piece instead of the sky at midnight colour it was intended to be:
Now for the choice: what do I do with the fringe? The choices are to leave it as photographed or do the neatly braid thing, a nice finished look for woven items:
Starry Night Scarf
Yarn: Blue Heron Rayon Metallic, 1 skein
Loom: Kromski Harp 23" - 8 dent heddle, 106 ends
Finished size: 67" long, 10" wide.
Thoughts: rayon produces a drapy fabric, perfect for this size scarf. I'm considering frogging a knitted item in a similar yarn and recycling it into a more colourful version of this scarf. Hopefully it won't languish on the loom for two years until it's finished.