Monday, 24 August 2009

Light brown coloured silk scarf

This latest scarf is in a light brown coloured silk woven on an eight shaft floor loom and has a very subtle pattern. It is a long scarf measuring 1880mm x 200mm and weighs 126g.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Purple silk scarf

Have just finished a short purple silk scarf, 1450mm x 170mm, which only weighs 52g. I have used an eight shaft pattern and used seven repeat patterns across the warp. The resultant pattern is different on each side.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Green silk scarf

I have just completed a long silk scarf 2100mm x 220mm in a green crinkly yarn and it weighs 92g. I used a plain (tabby) weave so the texture is caused by the crinkling in the yarn.

I have since wound the warp for a purple coloured silk scarf which will nominally be 1500mm x 200mm. The following photos show the yarn on the warping frame.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Sixth alpaca scarf completed

I have now completed six alpaca scarfs and taken them to Alpaca Plus in Middle Swan. The last two scarfs are 1990 mm long and and 200 mm wide so are long flowing scarfs. These latest two scarfs have a smaller pattern than the previous two and this can be seen in the close up photos.

It is likely that the lady at Alpaca Plus will take my six scarfs to the Royal Show at the end of September if she has not sold them before.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Four more items

Have been busy the last ten days. My latest woven item is a shawl using possum/merino woool made at the request of my daughter in law. It has finished as 122 cm x 56 cm so maybe I have made it too short but will have to wait to have her reaction to the item.

Previously I had made two more mufflers using alpaca yarn. They are both 20 cm wide with one 180 cm and the second 190 cm long. These will be on sale eventually at Alpaca Plus in middle Swan.

Whilst I was waiting for further supplies of alpaca yarn I wove a short scarf (128 cm x 17 cm) in a hand spun and hand dyed cotton yarn.

Am now busy weaving two further alpaca mufflers for Alpaca Plus which I am to take to them next week.