Thursday, 15 September 2016

Four hand-woven scarves using Noro Mossa yarns

Noro yarns are very popular because of their range of vibrant colours and the banding effect they give in the finished item.  Whilst in York, UK, recently I purchased four different colour lots of Noro Mossa yarns.  This is a yarn with 52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk, and 10% polyamide  and gives rise to very interesting textures.  I have now hand-woven these yarns into four different scarves using Tailored Strands 4-ply Australian alpaca as the warp.  I have used emerald, claret, lichen and lavender coloured alpaca yarns separately to match the colours in the different coloured Noro Mossa yarns.  The result is four multi-coloured banded , bulky feeling and soft, scarves.  Each is nominally 1800mm x 200mm and weighs approximately 160g.  What a lovely accessory to go with your latest outfit.
They will be on sale at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle in the near future.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Bilberry and wisteria Tailored Strands alpaca scarves

I find that Tailored Strands 4-ply alpaca yarn, which is 100% Australian alpaca, is great to weave and results in beautiful soft feeling scarves.  I have just completed two hand-woven scarves using their yarns.  The first is in the solid colour bilberry and the scarf is 1800mm x 220mm and weighs 147g. In the second I used the bilberry coloured yarn as the warp and wisteria as the weft.  This mixed combination highlights the pattern and gives the scarf a lighter tone on one side and a darker emphasis on the other.  This scarf is 1750mm x 210mm and weighs 138g.
You will find them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon sales.