Sunday, 7 August 2022

My wildflower scarves

With all these winter rains we can expect a fabulous show of wildflowers in Western Australia this year.  Remember the vast array of colours if you look closely amongst the ground cover.  So, my wildflower scarf for you.  How many colours can you find?

Handwoven from 100% wool from Noro Kureopatora and a cyclamen coloured 100% alpaca yarn from  Tailored Strands - all Australian fibres.  A choice of two, nominally    1800mm x 190mm and weighing 150g, join in with the colours this year.

See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.








Thursday, 4 August 2022

Emerald green handwoven alpaca scarf

 How green is my valley?  The Welsh coal mining valleys are grim but in Australia our valleys are green in the spring rains.

To welcome spring how about an emerald green hand-woven 100% Australian alpaca scarf from Tailored Strands yarn?  An interesting open net pattern and the warmth of alpaca for those nippy spring mornings.  What more do you want?  Are you fussy?   Well it is 1800mm x 215mm and weighs 150g.

See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.





Saturday, 30 July 2022

Colourful wool and alpaca hand-woven scarves

 Bold lines, bold colours to be worn by bold people.

Can you handle one of these scarves hand-woven from Noro Kureopatora 100% wool in stripped colours and a mid-grey 100% Australian alpaca yarn from Tailored Strands.  At nominally 1800mm x 200mm and weighing 155g they will keep you warm with the feel of wool and alpaca besides looking great.

See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.











Friday, 15 July 2022

Sea-change coloured hand-woven alpaca scarf

 Have you been penned in due to the Covid restrictions?  I can offer you a "sea-change".  Well that is the colour of the scarf I have just finished hand-weaving.   A 100% Australian alpaca yarn from Tailored Strands, hand-woven in an interesting pattern, this 1800mm x 220mm hand-woven scarf weighing 148g will freshen up your day.  A lovely warm feeling colourful scarf soon to be available at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.





Sunday, 10 July 2022

Mid-grey hand-woven alpaca scarves

 After a bit of colour I have now resorted to a discrete formal business man's scarf.  In mid-grey colour from the Tailored Strands 100% Australian 4-ply alpaca yarn, this will give your man a feel-good, look-good, accessory for his business trips.  Or if you rather, you can wear it yourself to match your own smart gear.

Whichever way, you can see it soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.





Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Two scarlet coloured alpaca scarves

 Do you like long scarves?  My latest hand-woven scarves are 1910mm x 220mm and 1870mm x 220mm!  Not certain how that happened.  Much less shrinkage when coming off the tension on the loom and from washing.  Nevertheless, the scarlet coloured scarves in 2-ply alpaca yarn from Tailored Strands are amazing in colour, pattern and touch.  Guaranteed to brighten up any fashion in your wardrobe.

See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park, or The Artisan Store Fremantle, depending upon stock movement.





Saturday, 26 March 2022

Sunflower colours for Jenny

 Looking through my stock of yarns for something to weave I discovered enough of two colours of cotton yarns to make two scarves.  I was a bit hesitate as the colours were yellow and a golden brown, not popular colours.  I decided on a solid yellow scarf and one a mixture of the two colours.  The enjoyment of weaving is watching the colours and patterns evolve before your eyes - two beautiful bright coloured scarves which reminded me of fields of sunflowers.  Sorry, but the colours have not photographed correctly, they are real sunflower colours in reality.  Sadly, at the completion of weaving the scarves I heard of the passing of my "little girl cousin", or she was when we were growing up on the Isle of Wight; a very special lifelong person to me and my family.

Jenny, these two scarves are so precious, and a memory of you.  I will post them to your daughter and soon-to-be daughter-in-law on the Island.

RIP Jenny









Sunday, 20 February 2022

Fawn possum with blue silky looped fibre





 To use up the last of my blue silky looped fibre I paired it with a fawn coloured possum (possum and merino) wool.  Both light colours so a refreshing looking scarf, lightweight, and soft to the touch.  Do you have an outfit to set it off?  It is a delicate scarf being 1660mm x 190mm and weighing 95g.

Normally it would appear at Aspects of Kings Park or  The Artisan Store Fremantle but I feel it has a home already, sorry. 

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Scarves hand-woven in a silky crinkly yarn

 A lovely light blue colour with a ting of silver, a silky crinkly yarn, so what do I do?

I hand-weave two adorable scarves in this beautiful light colour.  They were woven in a pattern but the crinkly looped yarn takes over giving it its own texture in silver blue hues.  Both scarves are nominally 1680mm x 215mm and in a lightweight of 103g.

See them  soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle, although I feel they will be snapped up before I turn around.





Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Noro Kureopatora and teal alpaca

 Did you have left-overs after Christmas?  From my last weaving project using three different colours of Noro Kureopatora yarns (100% wool) I did.  So what do you do?  Well, you take all the left-overs and use them altogether.  In my case I have two more multicoloured banded scarves on a background of teal coloured 100% alpaca fibre from Tailored Strands.  An array of colours in two different patterns in warm and cosy wool and alpaca.  What a finale to the end of the year.

Both are nominally 1830mm x 200mm and weigh 155g.    See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.