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Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary 01 Escher Shawl PDF

The Escher Shawl designed by WEBS founder, Barbara Elkins, marks the beginning of our 40th anniversary celebration. This pattern grew out of a 16-shaft advancing twill scarf she originally wove out of 60/2 silk. the threading was a perfect candidate for "echoing" or "paralleling" because it is so easy to do using weaving software.

Valley Yarns 8/2 Tencel was chosen for both its light reflecting properties and because of its perfect weight and drape. This project is most easily woven using a computer assisted loom and weaving software, such as Weavepoint.

Structure: 16-shaft parallel advancing twill
Equipment: 16-shaft computer-assist loom, 25" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 bobbin
Warp Yarns: 8/2 tencel (3,360 yd/lb; Valley Yarns), black, 2084 yds., silver gray 2084 yds.
Weft Yarns: 8/2 tencel (3,360 yd/lb; Valley Yarns), burgundy, 2620 yds.
Warp Length: 1042 ends (includes floating selvedges) 4 yds long
Setts: Warp: 42 epi. (3,4,3,4 in a 12-dent reed - sley 4 in the last dent and sley floating selvedges separately); Weft: Approx. 24 ppi.
Dimensions: Width in reed: 24¹¹⁄12". Finished size after washing: 78" x 23¼" with a 5½" twisted and knotted fringe

To learn about more of the great designs and products we have coming up during our 40th anniversary, check out this interview with Store Manager, Leslie Ann, on our podcast!

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