I continue my journey of finding ways to communicate through the woven cloth. These scarves have what looks like random stripes, but a message is hidden within.
The stripes form letters, which form words of love. I turned to an early career in computer coding and remembered binary codes which use zeros and ones to create a key.
It was simple enough to let each “zero” be a dark thread and each “one” be a light thread.
I coded the message: “Love You Forever” and mapped out the warp placement.
I threaded this as a broken twill, eight threads per letter, and changed the direction of the twill for each new letter. I wove one scarf with dark yarn, Harrisville Shetland Midnight, and one with light yarn, Harrisville Shetland Cornflower. 10 ends per inch, 10 picks per inch. The Harrisville Shetland bloomed on washing and here we have two delightful scarves woven with love.