Friday, 28 April 2017

Scarlet coloured Tailored Strands alpaca handwoven scarf

I have just been able to answer a cry for help.  A buyer of one of my scarves from The Artisan Store Fremantle left it behind at a friend's house in England when visiting recently. Thinking she was doing a good turn the friend washed the scarf, and surprise, surprise, it shrunk!  Gentle hand wash only, no machine washing.
Luckily I had some of the same 2-ply yarn left so have hand-woven a scarlet coloured Tailored Strands Australian alpaca scarf in the same yarn, pattern and size as the original. I now have to mail it off to the friend in Queensland.  I have just made two people happy!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Handwoven scarf from Noro Mossa #14 yarn

To continue with the buildup of my stock of Noro Mossa scarves I have hand-woven two in the same pattern using colour #14 with a lichen coloured Australian alpaca yarn as the warp.  The light green, or lichen colour, warp brings out the many coloured bands together with the multiple flecks of colour in the Noro Mossa yarn.
A bulky, soft feeling, colourful scarf, it will look great and be a pleasure to wear.  Both scarves are nominally 1800mm x 2100mm and weigh 168g.
See them both soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Back to Noro Mossa scarves

After my adventures with leftover cashmere yarns and a long holiday I have gotten around to weaving again.
I need to build up my stock of Noro Mossa scarves so have taken yarn #16 in this range and woven it  on a mango coloured Australian alpaca yarn.  The Noro Mossa yarn, comprising 52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk and 10% nylon, gives an interesting texture with colourful specks together with Noro's characteristic multi-coloured stripping.  The mango coloured warp lightens up the otherwise dark colours in the Noro yarn resulting in a warm looking and warm feeling scarf for those winter days.  And to make things interesting I wove two scarves on the same warp but with different patterns.  Both scarves are nominally 1800mm x 210mm and weighs 166g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.