Thursday, 28 February 2013

Hand-woven Noro wool scarf

The yarn I have used in this scarf is a Noro yarn containing 90% wool and 10% nylon.  It is a fairly thick yarn, about 12 ply, so my 200g of yarn only enabled me to weave a scarf measuring 1400mm x 190mm and weighing 149g.  I was planning a longer scarf but the weft used more yarn than expected, so I finished short on the warp, hence the higher weight loss than normal.

The scarf will be on my stall at Perth Upmarket to be held this coming Sunday at UWA.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Two shawls using Eisaku Noro woolen yarn

I was sent from Japan 300g of Eisaku Noro handmade woolen yarn.  I set up a warp using all this yarn and it was enough for two shawls.  For the weft I used a hand-dyed loosely spun  single thread merino wool yarn.  The weft of  the first shawl was coloured using a Kingfisher dye from Landscape and the finished shawl is 1710mm x 395mm and weighs 224g.

The weft of the second shawl was coloured using a Plum coloured dye from Gaywool.  This shawl is 1640mm x 380mm and weighs 217g.

The variable thickness of the weft yarn makes for an interesting pattern.
Both shawls will be on my stall at Perth Upmarket next Sunday, 3 March, at UWA.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Garments from hand-woven raw silk

A few weeks ago I completed weaving a 6m length of raw silk.  My in-house fashion designer/seamstress has now made two garments using this material.

Both garments will be on sale on my stall at Perth Upmarket to be held at UWA on Sunday 3 March.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Hand-woven Noro Blossom scarves

Noro Blossom yarn is a mixture of  40% wool, 30% kid mohair, 20% silk and 10% nylon.  Each coloured yarn is actually a mixture of multiple colours.
The first scarf I have hand-woven is using colour #16 and the finished scarf is 1770mm x 205mm and weighs 161g.

 The second scarf is using colour #8 and is 1810mm x 210mm and also weighs 161g.

 Both scarves are very colourful and have the appearance of abstract paintings.
You will be able to see both scarves on my stall at Perth Upmarket to be held on Sunday 3 March at UWA.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Wisteria and Lavender Alpaca scarves

My latest project has been to weave two scarves using 4-ply Tailored Strands alpaca yarns.
The first is using the wisteria coloured yarn and the finished scarf is 1870mm x 230mm and weighs 159g.
The second is using the lavender coloured yarn and the scarf is 1890mm x 230mm and weighs 153g.  Both scarves have a very lovely soft touch.

They will both be on my stall at the Perth Upmarket on Sunday 3 March at UWA.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Hand-woven Noro Cotton Kureyon scarf

I received as a thank-you present from the receipient of my hand-woven aster and black cashmere double shawl 4 x 50g balls of Noro Cotton Kureyon yarn, colour  #21.  It is a 70% cotton, 30% wool mix.
This yarn has now been woven into a scarf which is 1720mm x 180mm and weighs 201g.  A very  colourful scarf has resulted.  Who will be game to wear it?
It will be available for sale on my stall at the Perth Upmarket to be held at UWA on Sunday 3 March.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Hand-woven mosaic of Noro Silk Garden yarn

Have just finished weaving a 4m bolt of  fabric in a mosaic pattern using three different colours of Noro Silk Garden yarns as the weft, on a hand-dyed aster coloured silk warp.  It was time consuming to weave as it has two or three different yarns on each weft.  In fact, more like a tapestry than a weave.
The off the loom piece is 4130mm x 50mm so will be slightly smaller after washing.
A garment is to be made from this fabric in readiness for the Perth Upmarket on Sunday 3 March at UWA.