Friday, October 29, 2010

Pojagi Style Scarf


Remember the several pojagi pieces I did a few months back? Well, besides using pojagi construction techniques to create runners and window panels, you can also use them to create a lightweight scarf.


Because it's just one layer of fabric, and all of the seams are finished on both sides, it's perfect for wearing indoors, (as well as out) and both sides can be displayed. (I have a tutorial for how to machine stitch two types of Pojagi seams here


Remember, lightweight fabrics work best. For this scarf I used a Kaffe Fassett ikat, and two complimentary shot cottons, (also Kaffe Fassett's) which are very light weight, (whereas the ones from Robert Kaufman's Carolina Chambray collection are a quilters weight).

And speaking of shot cottons, I have received a lot of questions as to where to find them. Alas, it seems to be getting harder, and quilt shops don't seem to be carrying them, (many have never even heard of them). Your best bet is to just do a simple google search, and you should be able to find various on-line places to buy. You may need to shop from several places, as many times you can only find some here and others there. Hoping more shops and vendors start stocking up on these gorgeous and versatile fabrics!

23 comments:

Deborah said...

Lovely colors. Lovely scarf.

connie said...

I don't understand shops not carrying shot cottons. They are the best!!! I just love your scarf I just may have to give this a try.

**For readers in the Portland Area, Cool Cottons on Hawthorne have a very nice selection of Shot Cottons.

nicolette said...

That scarf is so beautiful! The colours are totally my piece of cake! I love the ikat pieces!

I bought some shotcottons at my LQS, but there’s no selvedge that tells who’s the manufacturer.

Trudi said...

Fabulous scarf! In the Uk there is a company making fantastic hand loomed shot cottons call 'Oakshott' which are beautiful! (No affiliation)

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Lovely!

Nifty Quilts said...

The scarf is a great idea! Yours is beautiful. I may try it. Thanks!

Allie said...

That is just BEAUTIFUL!

Tanto Piacere :-) said...

It 's a bit of time I come to your blog (sorry for the English but helped me with the translator) I really like what you do, in your simplicity you can to brighten things up.
I'm sure you're a nice person.
Keep it up and thanks again.

Kristin L said...

The Kaffe Fasset shot cottons are lovely. I have a few more resources too. Moda makes Cross Weaves which are just another name for shot cotton. They are a little heftier than the Kaffe Fasset fabrics, but still wash to a wonderful softness. As mentioned above, Oakshott cottons are available in Europe. As a horder of a few samples of Oakshott, I think these are the finest of the three, but I haven't seen them for sale in the US. Finally, Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth blog did a post on shot fabrics reminding us that silks offer lots of options with different colored warps and wefts, and suggests madras plaids as a source for shot colors! Genius, especially for small patches.

Victoria said...

I appreciate all the shot cotton info!

I just heard about oakshott yesterday while looking at ads in Selvedge, but so far I can't find a US source that carries them.

I have some of the Moda cross weaves, these are by far the heaviest, and the colors I have don't seem to have the same color depth. Although I haven't used them much, I recently ordered more as I like that the weave is more pronounced... reminds me of old feedsack cloth.

I'll have to look up Jude's blog post, as I think I missed that one. However I agree... madras is a great addition, and is what I used along with shot cottons in some of my "Color Weave" projects.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I'm so glad you shared this. It is such a pretty scarf.

Fer said...

Gorgeous! I love Kaffe Fassett's fabrics. :-)

Anna said...

thank you for showing the scarf and giving more ideas on how to use the pojagi technique.

Diane J. Evans said...

I can never have too many scarves, and this is one type I'd love to add to my collection. The fact that it's reversible is an added bonus. Lovely job, as always, Victoria!

Diane

Gloria Freshley said...

Such a beautiful scarf!! Thank you for posting it!

Gloria

XUE said...

I've made similiar scarves too Vic! Like the above commenter said, one can never have too many scarves! Happy week!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Oh oh OH!!!! I need a paper bag to breathe into when I look at that scarf. AMAZING!!!

Sarah said...

I think I was one of the many people asking you where to get the shot cottons. I have since found that the entire range of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons is always available from Glorious Colour.

katielea said...

I'm so glad you posted this with instructions to the Pojagi seam tutorial! I had just thought about using some of my shot cotton to make this very thing. :)

Kathryn said...

Stunning! I bet it's super cozy to wear too. I would have never thought of doing this with Pojagi but it makes perfect sense!

brand-eye said...

Love the scarf! I need to try this technique, it looks like you can do a lot with it.

Hanna said...

i´ve admired your work for quite a while, that scarf is stunning.
i also like to use shot cottons, i use the ones from great britain, they have a new web site: www.oakshottfabrics.com

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Cut scarf, is that you in the picture wearing it?

Matt