I have recently cut down my two twill shawls from the loom. They are now fringe-twisted, washed and ironed – and ready to leave home.. 🙂
The first one is merino/silk yarn in both warp and weft. It is 170 cms long and 56 cms wide. Plus fringes, which are about 15 cms. Soft, shiny, with a nice heavy drape.
Number two has the same warp, obviously, but then I used handspun alpaca/silk in one of the club colourways, “July”, as weft yarn. It is variegated and adds lots of life to the shawl:
It is extremely soft and luxourious. Dimensions: 56 cm x 180 cms, plus the fringe.
Both shawls are now in my webshop, together with lots and lots of fiber!
My loom is now standing naked, so I’m making plans for new weavings. With handspun.
It has been too long since I have woven. My new landlady here at my studio provided the motivation for getting the loom dressed up: she said that she could use a shawl or stole in soft hues of pink, green and tan, something that would go well with a summerly outfit.
That got me thinking, and last week I wound a warp for two shawls out of luxurious merino/silk yarns in 3 colors: light rose, beige/tan and sage green.
Dressing the loom with the warp took its time, but today I was finally ready to start weaving.
For the first shawl I have chosen the same yarn as the warp: a lovely 2-ply silk/merino yarn, soft and shiny and just a little fluffy..
The weave structure is a regular 2/2 twill on four shafts. Very classic and always suitable for shawls with its simplicity and wonderful drape.
I have woven about 40 cms of the first shawl today:
I have chosen an off-white weft yarn to tone down the colors even more.
For scarf no. 2 I have decided to use a handspun yarn with lots of colors, just to make a shawl that will very different from the first. That handspun weft-yarn is not yet spun, so I predict that it will take quite a while before I can cut the two shawls off the loom.