Sunday, 6 October 2019

Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn woven scarves

After spring and summer, what comes next? Autumn of course, and would you believe, as I wove my latest two scarves I was taken back to our Harvest Festivals in the Methodist church I attended in my youth.  The golden browns of the ripe wheat together with the reds and greens of the apples in the baskets of fruit, and the colours of all the other harvested products, came back to me as I wove.  Well, what did I expect using the multicoloured Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn #S418 (40%wool, 25% silk, 25% polyamide, 10% mohair) on a champagne coloured Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca.  The bands of colour from the Noro yarn on the "ripe wheat" alpaca colour certainly made an impact on me.
If you are interested the scarves are 1820mm x 200mm and weigh 144g.  See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.








Friday, 27 September 2019

Kureopatora and Tailored Strands yarn handwoven scarves

I seem to have jumped a  season since my last project as my latest scarves are based upon a mature green colour.  Noro Kureopatora #1004, a 100% wool yarn of varying light and dark colours, was used as the weft on a warp of  emerald green coloured Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca yarn.  The bands of Noro colours against the dark green gives a warm looking and warm feeling luxurious  scarves.  Nominally 1750mm x 190mm and weighing 150g, these two scarves are sure to please.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.








Saturday, 14 September 2019

Wool and alpaca handwoven scarves

Following winter comes spring.  My latest scarves will enable you to imitate the new growth of spring.  Using a Noro Kureopatora yarn (100% wool) on a lichen coloured Tailored Strands 100% Australian  alpaca yarn gives the bands of basic bush colours seen in the Australian spring.  I leave it to the wearer to  add the colours of the spring flowers.  A choice of two patterns, each scarf is nominally 1820mm x 195mm and weighs 150g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.









Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Scarves from Bendigo wool and Tailored Strands alpaca yarns

What do you do with a purple/pink multicoloured Bendigo sock yarn (70% merino, 30% nylon) and lavender and wisteria coloured Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca yarns?  Well, I have hand-woven two luxurious scarves using the Bendigo yarn as the warp and the lavender, and then the wisteria, Tailored Strands yarns as the weft.  Although both are in the same pattern they look so different.  The lavender tones in well with the purple/pink multi whilst the wisteria gives a strong contrast against the various colours in the Bendigo wool.  Both scarves are nominally 1800mm x 230mm and weighs 146g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.








Monday, 19 August 2019

Memories of New Zealand

I  spent much of December last year in New Zealand.  As I always do on holiday I try to find a yarn as a souvenir of my trip.  This time I purchased three different colours of Countryside Yarns Happy Feet yarns, a 75% wool 25% nylon mix.
Well now I have three lovely scarves:  colours of the rain forest; colours of the lakes, fiords and waterfalls; and finally the colour of "Middle Earth", or maybe it could be the Canterbury Plains in a hot dry summer.  They are all nominally 1800mm x 185mm and weigh 130g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Sunday, 18 August 2019

Hand-woven Kureopatora wool scarves

Our wild flower season is approaching in Western Australia so I have hand-woven two colourful scarves to match our beautiful bush.  A wool yarn from Noro, Kureopatora, with an array of  yellows, reds and mauves, woven with a wisteria coloured Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca yarn, gives a spring colour warm and luxurious scarf of generous dimensions, being nominally 1850mm x 195mm and weighing 137g.
A choice of two, see them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Monday, 29 July 2019

Scarves hand-woven using hand-painted wool and nylon yarn

What do you do whilst visiting Granville Island in Vancouver?  Besides buying a wide variety of fruit for our lunch I also purchased 2 x 100g skeins of hand-painted wool and nylon mix yarns.  I have now hand-woven these into two colourful scarves.  With the limited amount of yarn they are small scarves.   A green and red one is only 1260mm x 150mm and weighs 82g, and a blue and yellow one of 1410mm x 160mm and 89g in weight.
Jacket scarves, children scarves, call them what you like, but nevertheless memories of my holiday.  These to colourful unique scarves are now waiting for the right buyer.  See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle, depending upon stock movement.