Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Cyclamen alpaca

Two virtually identical scarves have been woven using a hand-dyed cyclamen coloured alpaca 2-ply yarn. The first is 1520mm x 175mm and the second is 1460mm x 175mm. Both weigh 92g. The pattern is difficult to display but you can see it when the light is at an appropriate angle.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

More champagne alpaca

Two further scarves have been woven using a 3-ply natural champagne coloured alpaca yarn. Both have been woven with the same pattern. The first is 1380mm x 190mm and weighs 104g, whilst the second is 1760mm x 190mm and weighs 134g. The shorter one will be donated to the Jazz Club of WA to be auctioned at their Toodyay Bush Fire fund raiser night planned for a Tuesday evening club night towards the end of February. The larger one will be sold via the Alpaca Plus stud farm/shop in Douglas Road, off West Swan Road at Henley Brook.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Yellow alpaca

One scarf has been woven from a hand-dyed 2-ply yellow alpaca yarn. It is 1880mm x 200mm and weighs 158g. The uneveness in the dyeing has resulted in interesting striations in addition to the patterned weave.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Dark brown alpaca

A natural dark-brown alpaca 2-ply yarn has been used for two scarves. Two different patterns using the same warp have been used. The first scarf is 1480mm x 165mm and weighs 95g, whilst the second is 1650mm x 160mm and weighs 104g.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Champagne alpaca scarves

My latest project has been to weave two scarves using a champagne coloured 3-ply alpaca yarn from Alpaca Plus in Middle Swan. The two scarves are woven in slightly different patterns. The first one is 1450mm x 150mm and weighs 90g, whilst the second one is 1870mm x 145mm and weighs 118g. The slightly higher weights are due to using a 3-ply yarn. They will eventually be on sale at Alpaca Plus.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Linen fabric

Have just completed a piece of linen fabric for Hiroko to use for the cross stitching that she does for her handmade handbags (http://members.iinet.net.au/~hiroko/bagshop.html). It is in tabby, or plain, weaving and is 2960mm x 490mm and weighs 378g.