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Alpaca Pleated Scarf

Harness the energy in high-twist yarns to create a collapse-fabric scarf.

Denise Bolger Kovnat May 21, 2021 - 5 min read

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Weave with energized singles to create three-dimensional fabrics. Photo by Denise Bolger Kovnat

I’ve been spinning for about 20 years, but I still think of myself as a beginner. I like to spin fine high-twist singles, and I love the character they add to my handwoven fabrics, including pleats, bumps, and even tracking. Collapse fabric can be created in a number of ways, but simply adjusting the direction and amount of twist in warp, weft, or both warp and weft can yield an amazing variety of collapse effects. (See Denise’s article, "Twist & Pleat: High-Twist Singles for Easy Woven Texture," in Spin Off Summer 2021 for more about collapse fabrics.)


Experiment with weaving energized singles to create a striking textured scarf with plain weave. Photo by Matt Graves

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