Everyone that knows me knows that I also do many different types of crafting, not just writing.
For my next crafting project, I will be attempting to weave the scarf from Season 18 of Doctor Who, the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker, on one of my looms.
I’ve researched quite a few websites about it and driven to quite several shops to try and find the yarn I need. The brand and colors used in the 1970s when created are discontinued, so I will use what I can find in 2023.
You might be wondering why I would want to attempt this on a loom. Well, for starters, there is no way in Hades I have the time or the inclination to try and crochet a 26-foot scarf! LMAO, Plus, I don’t think it’s been done that way yet. The directions I can find are for either knitting it or crocheting it. I also am genuinely wanting to get better at using my looms. I seem to be collecting them, so I better start using them!
I have the warp created. The warp goes from the front to the back of the loom for those who don’t know. In movies where they’ve shown people weaving, the warp is what gets altered by moving the heddles up and down and holds the weft together.
The weft gets shot through the middle of the warp; this is the colored part and is also what you use for creating designs within the weaving.
I will be using a four-harness table loom to create the scarf. I sincerely hope it turns out, as I’ve never tried anything like this. I will post photos as the project goes along. To start the images, I will post the warp still mounted to the warping board, the yarn colors I will use for this creation (weft), and the loom I will use for this project. I will also post some images of Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor, wearing the scarf I will try to recreate.
Wish me luck!