Sunday, 28 December 2014

Hand-made hand-bag from hand-woven tartan fabric

Earlier this month I showed you a piece of tartan patterned fabric which I had just woven.

Well, now some of this material has been used to make a hand-made hand-bag.  It features an external flap pocket on one side and an internal zipped pocket on the other side.  Another zipped pocket on the inside and many varied size open pockets also inside.  With a leather base, this is a very functional bag, well made and fashionable.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Teal and grey alpaca hand-woven scarves

In recognition of the Christmas period I have woven a forest of Christmas trees.

Well its the best I could do!
In fact I have woven two alpaca scarves in Teal and Grey from the range of 4-ply alpaca yarns from Tailored Strands.  Both are soft touching scarves that are sure to keep you warm on those cold winter days.  And both are nominally 1810mm x 220mm and weigh 146g.

I expect them to be on sale at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

One more tartan piece

With the success of my earlier piece of hand-woven tartan fabric I have woven a second piece.  This one is mainly hand-dyed red and black merino yarns with a little grey and white.  The piece is much more tightly woven than the first so its size is only 940mm x 460mm and weighs 155g.  The fabric will be made into a hand-made hand-bag(s) so I will show you the finished product(s) in due course.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Hand-woven scarf in Noro Mossa and merino

To prepare for Christmas I have hand-woven a brightly multi-coloured scarf with lots of red.  The warp is a hand-dyed grevillea coloured merino yarn whilst the weft is Noro Mossa #8 yarn, a 52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk, 10% nylon blend.  The various bands of colour in the Noro Mossa wool together with the strong red warp gives the scarf a real warm look.  But it not only looks warm but feels warm with the fluffy bulk texture of the yarns.  Bring your Christmas alight with this scarf.

It will be on sale at The Artisan Store Fremantle, 81a High Street, Fremantle, when they open later this month.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tartan on your mind

Apparently tartan is all the rage in Japan this winter.  Consequently I have been asked by Hiroko to weave some tartan patterned fabrics for her to use in her hand-bag making projects.  This is my first effort using hand-dyed merino wool and it is 1840mm x 450mm and weighs 225g.  I will show you the hand-bags when they have been made.

Vectis Ori at Perth Upmarket

On Sunday 30 November Vectis Ori had a stall at Perth Upmarket held at UWA.  My stall featured my hand-woven scarves, garments and hand-bags from our hand-woven fabrics and needle-felted animals.  Do you like the reindeers making a special appearance?