Saturday, 29 November 2014

Noro Mossa hand-woven scarf

After a white Christmas with my last scarf I now bring you a Merry Christmas with a brightly multi-coloured scarf.  I have used Noro Mossa #9 yarn, a 52% wool 16% viscose 11% mohair 11% silk 10% polyamide blend, as the weft and an hand-dyed Fern coloured wool yarn as the warp.  The various bands of colour are assured to brighten up your Christmas.  This is a lovey bulky feeling scarf that will not only keep you warm on those cold winter days but be eye-catching at the same time.  In case you were interested it is 1840mm x 200mm and weighs 145g.

You can see it tomorrow on my stall at Perth Upmarket to be held at UWA.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ivory cashmere hand-woven scarf

I have done my best to give you a white Christmas.  An ivory white scarf hand-woven with Knitter's Addiction 4-ply cashmere yarn will have to be a substitute for the real thing. As soft as snow but much warmer!  Looks good, feels good.  Happy Christmas to you all. Oh, in case you were wondering the scarf is 1720mm x 200mm and weighs 132g.

I am expecting it to be on my stall at Perth Upmarket this coming Sunday, 30 November, at UWA.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hand-woven tartan cashmere scarf

With memories of my recent holiday in Scotland I have hand-woven four colours (mauve, grey, green and white) of Knitter's Addiction 4-ply cashmere yarns into a tartan patterned scarf.  The interesting colour combination and pattern results in a soft-feeling and smart looking scarf.  It is 1480mm x 210mm and weighs 116g.
It will be on my stall at Perth Upmarket next Sunday, 30 November, at UWA.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Hand-woven recycled sari silk scarves

In May 2013 I went on the Himalayan Express tour arranged by Travel Directors.  Whilst in Katmandu I purchased several hanks of recycled sari silk yarn.  Off-cuts from silk sari production are reduced to the individual threads which are then re-spun making a thick, but multi-coloured, yarn.
I have now hand-woven two of these colourful yarns using a hand-dyed multi-coloured silk yarn as the warp.  The results are two thick hairy and colourful scarves.  Not fine silk, but nevertheless, silk scarves.
The first one is 1880mm x 200mm and weighs 227g.

The second one is 1660mm x 200mm and weighs 228g.

I expect them to be on my stall at Perth Upmarket on Sunday 30 November at UWA.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Emerald and lichen Tailored Strands alpaca hand-woven scarves

I have continued to use Tailored Strands Australian alpaca 4-ply yarns in my next project.  I have hand-woven two identical scarves in a pseudo-check pattern using emerald and lichen coloured yarns.  The interesting pattern is the same on both sides.  These are two gorgeous smart looking scarves, soft to the touch and eye-catching.  Do the colours match your outfit?  Both scarves are nominally 1820mm x 210mm and each weigh 141g

They will be on sale at Aspects of Kings Park or on my stall at Perth Upmarket scheduled for Sunday 30 November at UWA depending upon stock movements.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hand-woven claret and grey Tailored Strands alpaca scarves

My two-colour hand-woven alpaca scarves are proving popular so I have woven two more.  I have repeated my own design again but this time using claret and the mid-grey colours in the Tailored Strands 4-ply alpaca yarns.  The two sides are in the reverse colours of the pattern  so give you the chance of highlighting the claret or grey colours.  Both scarves have that soft feel of alpaca as well as giving you that added colour to your outfit.  And both scarves are 1830mm x 230mm and weighs 152g.

You can see them at Aspects of Kings Park or on my stall at Perth Upmarket at UWA on Sunday 30 November depending upon stock movements.