Deliberately Leaving Holes in your Warp; Otherwise Known as Denting

The following two scarves were made following the instructions found in JST Online Guild, Season 3, Episode 1: Denting.  I am working on using up my stash this year, so I have substituted my own yarns for those recommended by Jane.

The first scarf is made with 2/10 mercerized cotton from Lunatic Fringe.  The colours I chose are 10 Blue, 10 Blue Green, 5 Green and 5 Green Yellow.  For this technique, Jane encourages us to thread a few ends through the reed, following the sett for the yarn used, and then leave a few dents empty.  When done systematically, and following the same spacing in the weft, we end up with a light airy fabric with deliberate holes.  These two scarves went on and off the loom quite quickly.  The first scarf used the same mercerized cotton colours in the weft.  The second scarf was woven with 2/20 silk, and the spacing in the weft was changed to create wider stripes.

Scarf 1 – working on my Super Woman pose

Scarf 2 – weft is 2.20 silk

I wonder what else I can do using the same technique.

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3 Responses to Deliberately Leaving Holes in your Warp; Otherwise Known as Denting

  1. Vicki says:

    They both look great, personally I like the 2nd one best, it looks so soft and cozy. I love the colours!

  2. Lynne Russell says:

    Lovely, lovely. I think you are a super woman weaver.

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