Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Stall at Perth Upmarket

On Sunday Vectis Ori had a stall at the Perth Upmarket held at UWA at which we sold our hand-woven scarves, garments made from hand-woven fabrics and needle felted animals (and a bag/purse or two).  As you can imagine the cute little animals were very popular and despite the coming summer months I was pleased with the number of scarves sold.

The next Perth Upmarket is scheduled for Sunday 9 March also at UWA.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Handwoven Champagne Tailored Strands

My last scarf to be woven before Perth Upmarket on Sunday at UWA  is a third one using Tailored Strands 2-ply alpaca yarn, an Australian product.  This one is in champagne and I think will appeal to both ladies and gents.  A fine soft luxurious scarf for those cold winter days on your Christmas European Holiday.  Alternatively, it is a lightweight present to send to that special person overseas.  For the record, the scarf is 1870mm x 220mm and weighs 126g.

It will be available on my stall on Sunday.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tailoered Strands 2-ply alpaca lace

Well at long last I am back into weaving.  With a Perth Upmarket coming up this Sunday at UWA I have woven two scarves using Tailored Strands 2-ply alpaca lace.
The first, in scarlet, is 1820mm x 210mm and weighs 126g.  And the colour seems to attract all who see it.

The second, in mid-grey, is 1800mm x 215mm and weighs 130g.  A more gentile colour which may be suitable for the man in your life.

I have used two different small repetitive patterns for the scarves but neither show up very clearly.  But both scarves are lovely and soft as you would expect from a top quality alpaca yarn.  You will find them very useful accessories on those cold winter days whilst on your forthcoming Northern Hemisphere travels or as lightweight gifts to send to your overseas friends for Christmas.