Sunday, 28 July 2013

And now for something different

When you weave you always have some left-overs yarns from each project and I have been reluctant to throw these away.  I decided it was time for a clear-out so picked out all my left-over alpaca yarns, and hey presto, I wove a multi-coloured 9m length of fabric 160mm wide weighing 506g.

You will have to watch this space to see what the seamstress comes up with!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Noro Cotton Kureyon hand-woven scarf

For a bit more colour I have hand-woven a scarf using Noro Cotton Kureyon #21 yarn which is 70% cotton/30% wool.  This item will appeal to those who prefer cotton products and like a bright colourful scarf that will certainly attract attention.  For the record the scarf is 1710mm x 185mm and weighs 179g.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Noro Blossom #14 handwoven scarves

For those of you that like a bit of colour I have woven two scarves using Noro Blossom #14 yarn.  This yarn is a mixture of 40% wool, 30% kid mohair, 20% silk and 10% nylon so it has a range of textures besides colour.   The resultant scarves are bulky feeling, warm, soft and colourful.   One scarf is 1880mm x 200mm and weighs 159g whilst the second scarf is 1700mm x 200mm and weighs 153g.  The first buyer will have the choice of the long or shorter scarf.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Noro Tanabata handwoven scarf

I was sent 200g of Noro Tanabata #7 yarn from a friend in Japan.  Being a blend of 33% cotton, 27% nylon, 17% rayon, 16% wool and 7% silk it is a very interesting yarn as it has a wide range of colours and textures.  The resultant hand-woven scarf is a bulky but soft, colourful and fashionable product 1830mm x 180mm and weighing 174g.  Who would not be proud to wear it?

It us currently being held in my stock at home.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Scarlet Tailored Strands Alpaca Lace

I have been buying Tailored Strands coloured 4-ply alpaca yarns from Alpaca Plus in Douglas Road, Henley Brook.  They have recently started to stock Tailored Strands 2-ply alpaca lace yarn so I have given it a try by weaving a scarf in their scarlet coloured yarn.
I am delighted with the thinner and lighter product which retains that lovely softness associated with alpaca yarns.  This first scarf is nice and long, being 1920mm x 240mm and weighs 147g.

The discerning buyer can purchase this scarf at Alpaca Plus from this weekend.
I plan to switch to this 2-ply yarn for my future coloured alpaca scarves.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Grape coloured Alpaca Ultimate scarf

On a recent visit to Alpaca Plus, in Douglas Road, Henley Brook, I purchased 200g of a grape coloured 4-ply alpaca yarn produced by Alpaca Ultimate.  I have woven this Australian Alpaca yarn into a beautiful, soft and warm scarf using the same pattern as my previous scarf.  Being 1850mm x 220mm and weighing 174g it will be a lovely warm and fashionable scarf to wear on these cold winter days.

I expect it to be available for sale at Alpaca Plus by the end of next week.