Thursday, 30 April 2015

My final Fantasia Ski Seraply handwoven scarf

I have used the two remaining colours of Fantasia Ski Seraply yarns , 100% nylon, together in an hand-woven scarf.  Colour #306 (deep reds, purples and blacks) was used as the warp and colour #305 (reds and pinks) as the weft.  A very fluffy scarf in dark reds, purple and black tones results with narrow longitudinal strips and wider bands of colour along the length.  This warm looking and soft scarf is 1510mm x 190mm and weighs 117g.

It will be on sale at Perth Upmarket on 21 June at UWA, Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Another Fantasia Ski Seraply scarf

For the third yarn of Fantasia Ski Seraply yarn (100% nylon) I used colour #302, a range of greens and browns, with Filatura Di Crosa Butterfly yarn (50% kid mohair, 50% acrylic).  This time the furriness of the Fantasia yarn becomes more loose in the finished item giving it a nice fluffy look and feel.  The green and dark brown strips dominant with the woven pattern indiscernible in this 1700mm x 200mm scarf  weighing 126g.  If you like greens and browns this may be the scarf for you.
The true colours are shown in the first and third scarf, not the close-up.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Fantasia Ski Yarn Seraply handwoven scarves

Whilst on holiday in Japan recently I was given five different colours of Fantasia Ski Yarn Seraply.  This is a novelty furry 100% nylon yarn.  I have now hand-woven two of the colours into scarves.
In the first I have used colour #304, a range of reds and pinks, as the warp and used a thin, similar coloured, wool yarn as the weft.  Unfortunately I ran out of the wool yarn too soon and the final scarf is only 1270mm x 190mm and weighs 85g. Nevertheless this short scarf will bring a flash of colour to your outfit and no doubt become fluffier as the fluffy fibres of the warp emerge from the weave.

In the second scarf I have used colour #307, a range of blues and blacks, as the warp and a thin blue mohair yarn as the weft.  Using a more loose weave this scarf is very soft and fluffy, and long, at 1770mm x 220mm and weighing 108g.  The coloured lengthwise strips overlaying a subtle pattern makes for an impressionable soft and lightweight accessory.

Both will be on sale at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Moda Vera Babooska handwoven scarf

For my first project after my five week holiday I have hand-woven a Moda Vera Babooska yarn.  This is a 100% wool yarn of varying thicknesses and blue tones.  With the 200g of yarn available I used a tabby weave and achieved a scarf of 1530mm x 170mm weighing 171g.  Although it is a plain weave the varying thickness of the yarn produces an interesting texture in a range of blues.