Friday, August 31, 2012

Hand Felted Cobweb Scarves Listed in my Shop

 I have just listed these three hand felted Cobweb Scarves onto my website for sale.    $45 each plus postage  Hand Felted by me personally.

They are made of Fine Australian Merino, Silk and have various inclusions such as Angelina Fibres, Silk, Baby Leicester Curles etc.   Each scarf is a One-of-a-kind, so if you would like to own it, hop on over to my store now. HERE

Thank you everyone for your support.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cobweb Scarf ... Wet felting

I have always wanted to try my hand at doing a cobweb scarf with weto felting .. this is my first attempt.   I have used a hand dyed wool/silk blend top purchased from Ewe Give Me The Knits ... this scarf is so light and easy to wear, but very very warm.   I am so happy with how it turned out ... I just might make another one :)

Hope everyone is keeping busy during our Southern Hemisphere Winter ....til next time ... Jane x

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In Between Quilting...

 In between quilting for my customers, I have been taking my spinning to the next level ... weaving.

A short time ago (about two or three weeks) I learned about Saori weaving ... a freestyle form of weaving developed by a Japanese woman some years ago.  Although I do not own a Saori Weaving Loom, I did have access to a friend's Ashford Knitters Loom.   So I set about teaching myself to weave.

This is my very first attempt at weaving (in the Saori style - or any style for that matter!)

I have used my handspun yarn that is a 50/50 mix of Merino and Silk.  For the Warp, I used a commercially spun 45/55 Silk/Merino yarn.   The inclusions are the same yarn but unspun.
 It is so very very soft.
This is the second one I made .. it is slightly narrower.  I have used the same handspun yarn as the other scarf but have also included some of my handspun Merino/Silk/Alpaca blend that is white.

This has been such a wonderful achievement for me .. I love that I can take my own handspun yarn and make into fabric that I can use for anything I like.

My next project will be getting the old four shaft table loom, that I have had for about a year, cleaned up and working.   Then I can weave wider and longer lengths of fabric.  What fun!

Now back to the quilting and tangling ... have fun everyone!