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!

4 comments:

Peg said...

Such a beautiful shawl and I love the colour! I am sure Sonia will make an exquisite pin to wear with the shawl! Lucky you in having a friend to exchange with!

loopystitch said...

Manan,
The shawl is very pretty.I just discovered this while I was looking for the referrals of my blog!
Ma

Jen said...

Oh that yarn makes me drool, I love it!

YarnB said...

I need to start spinning again. You are inspiring me!! Your work is truly beautiful. I love your color sense!