A lacy shawl in soft Shetland yarn, using deflected double weave technique on a rigid heddle loom. The strong colours and patterns remind me of Africa, hence the name. Most of the shawls below have been sold. This one is available for £400. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss a commission on…
Wrap up Warm
The cold is beginning to bite. Just the sort of time when you might need a warm yellow and grey Houndstooth patterned shawl, shot with red and natural hand spun yarn…and maybe a little pale olive too.
Shetland weaving yarn… Pinwheel pattern… After cutting the cloth off the loom, the next process is called wet-finishing, when the yarn blooms and fulls out. That’s probably why it’s called Fulling. The cloth becomes fluffier and softer, and all the fibres ‘knit’ together.
A new cotton cloth on the loom is inspired by the Pibiones weaves of Sardinia- but it’s slightly different.
Yellow and Green Log Cabin
I couldn’t resist this incredible heavy soft merino yarn in yellow and green. I added a little hand spun blue, cream and red plus soft brown shetland.
A soft green mohair shawl
The warp was a fine white merino by Zegna Baruffa in Italy, the weft a fine green mohair yarn, and it was woven in a simple plain-weave with a little border shot with different colours.
Homage to the London Tube
Large size hand woven scarf