This is a variation of the plain weave, the simplest and surely the oldest weave. First longitudinal strips of FLYFEL®-web are laid side by side in their original complete length - the warp. Now different silk fabrics (or FLYFEL®-web again) are lined up and laid (or woven) into a checkerboard pattern. This is the weft, which is alternately laid on top and underneath the chain-strips. Starting in the middle and working ones way towards the sides makes threading a scarf easiest. Once the desired pattern is laid down completely, sprinkle soap-suds on the segment that is to be felted, and start felting one strip at a time - starting in the middle. This motive/pattern is ideally suited for comfortable felting using a washing machine or laundry dryer. Using this technique often lets the finished scarf turn out to be somewhat larger than initially planned. To prevent this from happening and to make the scarf keep its shape, it is recommendable to felt the Linen cloth pattern on a layer of gauze. This checkered pattern is ideal for creating broad stoles, blankets, or even carpets, which should be made secure against slipping by attaching rubber.
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