This is one of my favorite fabrics. It’s 100% cotton and hand dyed to create a random plaid effect. And it’s fun to weave because the pattern is so irregular. Areas of color and no-color seem to appear out of nowhere with each pass of the shuttle.
Finished dimensions: 78″ x 13 1/2 “. What I would call a wide scarf. It works well as a pulled-through-the-loop neck piece and equally well as a narrow shawl.
The same lightweight cotton yarn is also quite beautiful in its natural, un-dyed state. Against the dark background you can see the thick and thin threads crossing each other – creating pattern in this plain weave fabric.
I’ve woven two of these natural color pieces to sample for length. One will remain as-is and the other I plan to dye.