Wednesday, 10 January 2018

More Noro Taiyo Sport handwoven scarves

I have hand-woven another Noro Taiyo Sport yarn into 2 scarves each with a different pattern.  This time I have used the 60% cotton, 15% silk, 15% wool, 10% polyamide yarn as the warp so have longitudinal stripes, with a light brown silk weft.  So different to my usual Noro based scarves.  The cotton/silk/wool mix gives a cooler feeing with the eye-catching colours.  The scarves are a little shorter than usual, being nominally 1685mm x 200mm and weighing 126g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Friday, 5 January 2018

Handwoven scarves in Noro Taiyo Sport #15 and silk

I am out of season again as I have hand-woven a cotton and silk scarf more appropriate for spring.  But luckily our clientele in Perth include overseas visitors from the Northern Hemisphere so they are going home to spring.
I have hand-woven Noro Taiyo Sport #15 yarn (60% cotton, 15% silk, 15% wool, 10% polyamide) on a hand-dyed lime green silk warp.  I have a choice of two patterns in these two scarves nominally 1820mm x 200mm and weighing 105g.  /The self striping Noro yarns give a range of spring-like colours with the cool feeling of cotton and silk.  Will they enhance your outfit with that individual touch?
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Sunday, 31 December 2017

Lavender inspired hand-woven Noro Mossa/alpaca scarves

One of my favourite  places is walking over the Heaton Warren from Totland Bay to Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight.  As you come over the top you suddenly have The Needles appear, and if  you do the walk in August you are also in a "sea" of heather. I am reminded of this walk by my latest two scarves.
I have used Noro Moss #11 (52 wool, 16 viscose, 11 mohair, 11 silk, 10 nylon) with a lavender coloured Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca yarn.  It has the two colours of the heather, the light shades of the sandy soils and speckles of  colour depicting the other fauna and flora of the heathland.  Besides that  they are lovely bulky, warm scarves for those winter days.  Oh, and if interested, they are nominally 1860mm x 200mm and weigh 160g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle.






Friday, 29 December 2017

Noro Mossa #16 and Tailored Strands mango alpaca hand-woven scarves

Oopps, have I got my seasons wrong?  In trying to clear out my stock of Noro Mossa yarns I realise that I have hand-woven scarves in Autumn colours.  But Autumn follows Summer so may not be too bad!
I have used a Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca yarn, coloured mango, as the warp and the Noro Mossa #16 yarn (52 wool, 16 viscose, 11 mohair, 11 silk, 10 nylon) as the weft.  In the two patterns used the mango warp winds its way along through the various striped autumn colours in the weft.  They look warm and these bulky feeling scarves, with their various textures and specks of colour, will certainly keep you warm.  One is 1730mm x 200mm and weighs 166g whilst the second is 1860mm x 200mm and weighs 177g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.






Thursday, 21 December 2017

Hand-woven scarves from Noro Mossa #1 and Tailored Strands wisteria alpaca

A little bit of Japanese, a little bit of Australian.  Actually I don't speak any of either but at least I can weave their yarns.  This time I have used Noro Mossa #1 yarn (52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk, 10% nylon) as the weft on a Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca warp coloured wisteria.  Maybe winter colours but these bulky textured yarns will feel snug and warm.
The scarves are nominally 1860mm x 205mm and weigh 167g, and you have the choice of two patterns.  See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park (one already in store) or The Artisan Store Fremantle, depending upon stock movements.






Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hand-woven scarf from Oz Hiroko's hand-spun merino yarns

I have taken nine different coloured merino yarns hand-spun by Oz Hiroko and hand-woven them into a longitudinal stripped scarf.  A natural coloured light brown Corriedale yarn was used as the weft.  Being 1780mm x 195mm and weighing 125g, this scarf will complement many of your outfits whilst keeping you snug and warm at the same time.
See it soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.




Sunday, 10 December 2017

Hand-woven, hand-spun merino scarf

I have hand-woven in longitudinal strips six colours of a merino wool hand-spun by Oz Hiroko.  The weft is a 2-ply natural coloured Western Australian Corriedale wool yarn.  With four different blue colours and a green and a grey this stripped woollen scarf will add class to the professional man's attire this winter besides keeping him warm.
See it soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.




Monday, 6 November 2017

Red cotton hand-woven scarves

For those wool intolerant people, or just for a change, I have hand-woven two identical patterned scarves using a red coloured Yeoman's cotton 2-ply yarn.  These two brightly coloured  scarves weigh less than 100g and are nominally 1740mm x 225mm in size.  If you like cotton, then these may be for you.  Or it maybe you wish to bring a Christmas colour to your outfit!
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movement.



Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Bendigo Wool Sock Yarn handwoven scarves

A red/orange multi coloured sock yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills (70% superwash merino wool and 30%  nylon) has been used as the warp in two scarves.  A natural coloured fawn wool yarn has been used as the weft in one scarf whilst a red possum/wool yarn has been used in the second.  Despite using the same pattern, two distinct scarves have resulted.  What a marked difference occurs when changing the colour of the weft!  Two interesting, mainly wool, scarves, which are nominally 1690mm x 220mm and weighing 130g.
See them soon at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon previous sales.






Friday, 13 October 2017

Claret and grey handwoven alpaca scarves

After weaving these two scarves I thought "what a perfect pair for a his and a hers".  Woven using claret and grey colours in the range  of Tailored Strands 100% Australian alpaca, and in the same pattern, the change from a claret weft to a grey weft results in a striking pair of scarves.  Alpaca at its best, with a strong claret colour against a grey.  With both being nominally 1830mm x 220mm and weighing 146g, they make an excellent matching pair.
Buy them now direct, or wait to see them at Aspects of Kings Park or The Artisan Store Fremantle depending upon stock movements.