Saturday, 26 November 2011

Pierrot Yarn Fleur

This time I have woven a thick Pierrot Yarn called Fleur which is 67% acrylic, 24% wool and 9% nylon. I used this yarn as the warp and tied the strands together with a peachy coloured 2-ply cashmere from Knitter's Addition as the weft. The interest in the scarf is in the colour variations in the warp. The scarf is long, being 1920mm x 205mm, and weighs 154g.
It will be on sale on my stall at the Perth Upmarket on Sunday 27 November at UWA.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

4 Yarns from Japan

Since my return from a four-week tour of China/Cambodia/Vietnam I have woven four scarves from yarns sourced from Japan.

The first is using a lavender and black 80% polyester/20% nylon yarn as the warp and a thin black silk yarn as the weft. The finished product is a delicate looking scarf with blossom on a fine mesh. It is 1750mm x 200m and weighs 76g.

The second scarf is a long green/yellow/blue fluffy acrylic scarf 2100mm x 190 mm and weighing 131g. It is bulky but very soft.

The third is another fluffy scarf. This time in red, yellow and green polyester. It is shorter and lighter being 1530mm x 150mm and weighing 84g.

The fourth is quite different. A 45% cotton/42% wool/13% nylon yarn in various colours of white, grey, orange and blue. The yarn has been used for both the warp and weft and woven in a simple pattern. The scarf is 1700mm x 180mm and weighs 130g.

All four scarves will be on sale on my stall at the Perth Upmarket at UWA on Sunday 27 November.