Thursday, 30 January 2014

One natural, one dyed handwoven alpaca scarves

To complete my four-week house sitting weaving project I also wove two alpaca scarves.  I used natural white coloured alpaca yarn from Shamwani Alpaca, weaving one in the natural white whilst hand-dying the second Quarry (a colour in the Landscape range of dyes).  The yarn was almost 8-ply so from my 200g of yarn for each scarf the scarves were shorter than usual being nominally 1500mm x 200mm and weighing 160g.  The pattern of the natural white scarf is different on the two sides.  Despite their bulky appearance they are both very soft to touch and being in neutral colours are suitable for both male and female wearers.

The grey one is already in Aspects of Kings Park whilst the white one will probably be on my stall at Perth Upmarket on Sunday 9 March at UWA.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Five hand-woven cashmere scarves

I have just returned home after spending four days with my son in Albany followed by four-weeks house sitting my daughter's house in Mandurah.  I managed to borrow a four-shaft floor loom to take to Mandurah to keep busy indoors on those hot summer days.  Being back home now I can show you the five cashmere scarves that I hand wove during my house sitting days.
I have used five of the six hand-dyed cashmere yarns shown in an earlier post.  Each scarf is nominally 1800mm x 200mm with a weight of 80g.  The colours in order are Fern, Sarsparilla, Citrus, Sky and Daisy.  As an added interest a different pattern has been used for each scarf.  They are all luxuriously soft, and all in eye-catching colours.

They will probably be on my stall at Perth Upmarket at UWA on Sunday 9 March unless added to my stock on display at Aspects of Kings Park.