Sunday, 24 August 2014

Hand-woven scarf in Noro Cotton Kureyon

If you want to be noticed this spring then I have a scarf for you!  Noro Cotton Kureyon is a multi-coloured 70% cotton, 30% wool, yarn and by weaving it with a 100% cotton, pumpkin coloured, Karingal yarn as the warp bands of various colours are highlighted.  For your information the scarf is 1700mm x 215mm, exclusive of the fringes, and weighs 181g.

If it doesn't get to Aspects of Kings Park by the end of September it will be on my stall at Perth Upmarket at UWA on Sunday 28 September.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Hand-woven Noro Tanabata scarf

It has become apparent from the sales at Aspects of Kings Park that the multi-coloured scarves are more popular than the single colour ones.  Consequently I have just delivered five multi-coloured scarves to them in preparation for the Kings Park September Wildflower festival event - their most busiest time of the year.
To extend my range of multi-coloured scarves I have hand-woven a Noro Tanabata #7 yarn.  This yarn is made from 33% cotton, 27% nylon, 17% rayon, 16% wool, 7% silk, and is multi-coloured with a lot of interesting texture.  The scarf is 1790mm x 200mm, exclusive of the fringes, and weighs 196g.

To me the scarf catches the appearance of wild-flowers in the bush with its multiple colours and textures.  I am sure it will be popular if, or when, it goes on sale at Aspects of Kings Park.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A claret, and a ivory, Tailored Strands alpaca hand-woven scarf

Tailored Strands produce solid colour yarns from Australian alpaca fleeces in many thicknesses.  I like the 2-ply and 4-ply yarns for weaving so this time I have used two colours in their 2-ply range.  A different pattern has been used for each scarf.
The first, in scarlet, is 1890mm x 220mm and weighs 123g.

The second, in ivory, is 1890mm x 225mm and weighs 130g.

These are two very long, yet lightweight, scarves that will bring that extra dash of colour to your appearance.  And of course with the luxurious touch of alpaca.
They will be on sale at Aspects of Kings Park or the September event of Perth Upmarket depending upon stock movements.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Tailored Strands claret and mid-grey alpaca scarf

My goodness me, the claret and mid-grey hand-woven scarf using Tailored Strands 4-ply alpaca yarns that I made two weeks ago has already sold in Aspects of Kings Park.  I have now hand-woven another using a different pattern with the finished item being 1840mm x 230mm and weighing 152g.  Being in alpaca it is lovely and soft, and as it is in a popular colour combination  I expect it to sell quickly when I take it to Aspects with new stock.  I will have to get around to weaving another for the September event of Perth Upmarket.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Another Noro Mossa hand-woven scarf

This time I have hand-woven colour #11 in the Noro Mossa range of colours.  This yarn is 52% wool, 16% rayon, 11% mohair, 11% silk and 10% nylon which provides the ability to introduce a lot of different colours and textures.  This multi-coloured bulky scarf is not only eye-catching and soft touching but will also be sure to keep you warm.  And in case you were wondering, it is  1780mm x 200mm exclusive of the fringes and weighs 167g.

You will be able to see it at Aspects of Kings Park or Perth Upmarket in September depending upon sales.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Noro Mossa hand-woven scarves

Noro Blossom was a favourite yarn of mine but it was discontinued.  You can imagine my delight when I discovered Noro Mossa yarn which is a very similar yarn being 52% wool, 16% viscose (rayon), 11% mohair, 11% silk and 10% polyamide (nylon).   Basically the mohair content has been reduced and replaced with the viscose.
I have now completed my first two scarves using two colours in the Noro Mossa range.  The same pattern has been used for both but in reality it is the multi-coloured yarn that becomes the feature.  This yarn produces a  bulky but soft touching, multi-coloured scarf which will be eye catching and a pleasure to wear.
The first scarf is colour #17, being dominantly magenta, brown, yellow and orange, and is 1780mm x 200mm and weighs 178g.

The second scarf is colour #16, being dominantly green, black, fushia and orange, and is 1760mm x 200mm and weighs 170g.

Both scarves will eventually be on sale at Aspects of Kings Park or the Perth Upmarket depending upon stock movement.