Thursday, 27 July 2017

Tailored Strands Royal Blue and Ocean Blue alpaca handwoven scarves

The winter blues, are they for you?
I have hand-woven  two scarves in the same pattern using Tailored Strands Australian 4-ply alpaca yarns.  In the first I have used the Royal Blue colour for both the warp and the weft whilst in the second I substituted the Ocean Blue colour as the weft.
These two luxurious alpaca scarves, nominally 1830mm x 215mm and weighing 143g, from which you can choose either the solid dark blue, almost navy blue, colour, or the two-tones of blue.  This second scarf can be reversed to get either a predominately darker shade or  a lighter shade of blue.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Noro Mossa #11 and lavender Tailored Strands alpaca handwoven scarf

With those cold days that we are now occasionally experiencing I have the scarf for you!
I have hand-woven a Noro Mossa #11 yarn (52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 115 silk, 10% nylon) with a Tailored Strands lavender coloured Australian alpaca yarn to give a bulky warm-feeling scarf.  Multicolours among the lavender background, this textured scarf may be reversed to give you two interesting scarves in one.  And for your information the scarf is nominally 1840mm x 210mm and weighs 170g.
See it soon at Aspects of Kings Park or TheArtisanStoreFremantle depending upon stock movement.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Schachenmayr Winter Ombre and alpaca handwoven scarf

When in Andorra recently I could not resist purchasing 150g of Schachenmayr Winter Ombre yarn.  This is a 80% acrylic, 20% wool mix with interesting tones of light blue, gold and silver (OK you colour connoisseurs it maybe tan and grey but I am trying to promote my scarf!) spun into a single twist of varying thickness.
I have hand-woven this yarn as the weft on a warp of seachange coloured 4-ply Tailored Strands Australian alpaca.  The two blues are very similar so I have a scarf with interesting bands of subtle colours on a background of blue.
On the same warp I continued with the seachange coloured alpaca as the weft so have a solid coloured scarf in the same pattern.  Both scarves are very soft to touch in a lovely relaxing blue tone.  They are both nominally 1800mm x 230mm weighing 160g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.