Saturday, July 01, 2006
SPEAKING OF MOHAIR
I've been spinning some wool mohair blend & it turned out beautifully heathered - all 530 yards of it. It's got mostly mauves & some blue, grey, bits of burgundy & gold.
It took me ages to get down to weaving Sonia's shawl & when I finally did, I forgot to take pictures!
Sonia kindly returned the shawl for a few days so I could take pics.
The warp was a fingering weight Alpaca yarn - cranberry in color & very soft.
The weft was a grapey colored Mohair boucle. The inlay weft was white mohair used either single or doubled in pieces - it gave a subtle raised or ribbed effect intermittently.
Sonia's a talented jeweller & the shawl was in exchange for some exquisite things she made for me!