Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Hand-woven scarves using Noro Kureopatora yarn

Do you want an eyeful of bands of bright colours?  This is what I have when hand-weaving Noro Kureopatora #1017 yarn (100%wool) with a lavender coloured Tailored Strands Australian alpaca.  Two similar looking scarves but with slightly different patterns.  These wool and alpaca scarves are sure to brighten up your winter days and keep you warm at the same time.  They are nominally 1740mm x 200mm and weigh 145g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.








Saturday, 14 April 2018

Two sock yarns in hand-woven scarves

As a bit of variation I have taken two sock yarns to put around your ears!
With Bendigo multicoloured sock yarn, purple pink multi (70% wool, 30% nylon), as the warp and Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn S43 (40% wool, 25% silk, 25% polyamide, 10% mohair) as the weft I have hand-woven two scarves in two different patterns.  They are a little short, being nominally 1650mm x 210mm and weighing 137g, but still long enough to wrap around your ears or in any other style that you like.  The varying thickness of the Noro yarn gives some interesting texture within the  woven pattern.  Two warm scarves for those winter days.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Noro Mossa #14 hand-woven scarf

Have you drunk the last of your summer wine?  I have just hand-woven the last of my stock of Noro Mossa yarns.  A mixture of 52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk and 10% nylon, this yarn has an abundance of colours and textures.  Weaving it on a warp of lichen coloured Australian alpaca I have a bulky, soft, colourful, green based, long scarf of 1860mm x 205mm and weighing 166g.  And with all that you also have a patterned scarf with different appearances on each side.
See it soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.




Saturday, 7 April 2018

More hand-woven scaves using Noro Kibou #15

I was a little apprehensive when I started using a dark blue cotton warp upon which to weave a weft of Noro Kibou #15 (54% cotton, 34% wool, 12% silk) yarn.  But whoa, what a spectacular result!
The two scarves, in slightly different patterns, are ablaze with an array of twinkling colours on a background of blue.  These soft touch scarves will be a pleasure to wear and are nominally 1730mm x 195mm and weigh 112g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.








Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hand-woven Noro Kibou scarves

Autumn last week, spring this week.  With our national and international visitors we have to cater for all seasons year round.  This time I reflect on the spring and the lovely memories of cherry blossom in Japan.  I have hand-woven Noro Nibou #16 (54% cotton, 34% wool, 12% silk) with a fawn coloured possum/merino mix.  The two different patterns in the two scarves are hard to discern against the multiple twisted colours in the Noro yarn.  But the new growth colours and their cooling effects make for two lovely soft scarves of nominal size 1750mm x 190mm and weighing 120g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.








Thursday, 29 March 2018

Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn in a scarf

Would you wear socks from this so-called Sock Yarn?  But as an hand-woven scarf the yarn is a winner!.
I have used Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn S418 as the weft on a natural coloured brown Western Australian Corriedale wool warp.  Two scarves in two patterns, with a lot of autumn tints, but with some bright red, green and blue tints.  These are nominally 1700mm x 200mm and weigh 118g.  The mix of 40% wool, 25% silk, 25% polyamide and 10% mohair with the thin Corriedale gives a lovely soft scarf, with a warm feel and look.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Sunday, 25 March 2018

Hand-woven African Expressions Soul yarns

As a momento of a 10 day holiday in South Africa earlier this year I purchased 100g each of two African Expressions Soul yarns.  These yarns are a mixture of 50% merino, 15% mohair, 15% silk and 20% polyamide and are hand-painted in various colours.   I used both yarns as the warp but wove each in a different pattern and with different yarns.
In the first one, #7267H, I used a green coloured hand-dyed cashmere yarn as the weft with the green blending in well with the green in the warp.  The limited amount of cashmere available resulted in a  short scarf of 1340mm x 205mm, weighing 98g, but it is a lovely soft scarf in an interesting pattern and colour combination.
In the second scarf, with colour #7204H, I used a thin silver coloured fluffy silk yarn as the weft.  Whoa! what a scarf!  It is lovely and thin, so soft, and with a striking (no pun intended, but it does have arrow heads) pattern dominated by the silver silk.  And this one is long, being 1910mm x 210mm and weighing 109g.
See them both soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.






Thursday, 8 March 2018

Handwoven scarf using Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn

I was a bit concerned about using a sock yarn for a scarf, but whoa, what a wonderful result!
I have used Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn, #S426, as the weft on a silvery blue silk warp in two different patterns.  The Noro yarn is 40% wool 25% silk, 25% polyamide and 10% mohair.  The scarves are nominally 1800mm x 205mm and weigh 148g.
Two light and cool looking colourful scarves will give you such an uplift to your outfit.  You will be the envy of all your friends.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.