This rich, vibrant colour combination was inspired by my daughter who is now a young adult- who is passionate about social issues and dives right into whatever she does in life.
When I offered to weave her a scarf for the cold winter months at university, she immediately said ‘yes please-red please’
I loved weaving these variegated stripes of crimson, red, rust, hot pink, burgundy, teal, gold.
There were four slightly different scarves made from the same warp length. One went to my daughter, so now there are three left – one here, one at the Little Beehive Co-op and the another at the Wow gallery, Nelson. Made from soft natural fibres -merino, alpaca, silk and cotton – plus a little bit of man made yarn for some sparkle.
Spring has well and truly sprung here in Nelson. The kowhai trees are in full blossom and there is fresh growth everywhere.
This week I’ve been weaving some wash cloths in bright and fresh green colours. I love making these little cloths – and they make a useful gift.
I’ve been working on a couple of new looms sizes recently.
The first one is a bit bigger than my usual looms. I’m hoping they will be good for blanket squares – and for weaving these – my new favourite and very useful cotton/linen dishcloths.
So far so good. And fun too!
I also made some tiny fine-gauge looms. They were a special order for a customer who wanted to weave very small squares using sock yarn. I’m going to grab some four-ply cotton and weave a few re-usable make up remover ‘scrubbies’ with mine 🙂
These should all be available in my Etsy shop soon but do message me if you’re interested in pre-ordering.
First scarf being woven today on the autumn warp.
Having a little play on my new tapestry loom. I’ve been working on this weaving frame for quite a while – trying to get it just right. It’s pretty fun and I hope to have it available in my Etsy shop soon.
Wishing you have a happy week.
I’m using leftover bobbins of silk, cotton and wool to weave some colourful stripe combinations.
A few centimetres of each to be used as ‘blankets’ for some new Christmas decorations I’ve been working on.
Weaving a little bit of fun, merry and bright this season.