How domesticated am I!???

Eh, no – I didn’t do any “housework” really, but I did make a carrot cake that turned out rather delicious, I finished one warp, finished beading another scarf and started another… this one has to be called “The big blue” there are no other words for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uploaded to Etsy – This extra long shawl in wool & silk, gorgeous dark teal mohair and coffee brown viscose chenille  . It weighs a ton! Is lovely and drapy (the silks and chenille viscose work on this), and has that lovely springy softness of a slightly 3d weave. Was a total pleasure to design and an utter pain in the arse to weave (Why in the name of God do I keep going back to Irish mohair for a warp?! Matt has promised to remind me the next time I do this…mainly as he had to listen to me grumble every evening!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I finished hemming and beading this one – Which was a funny experience as Hannah kept telling me she wanted to eat the beads “Me want eat them” (you have to think of Cookie Monster when you read that line) despite the fact that I told her REPEATEDLY that they weren’t sweets and you couldn’t eat them! it’s fluffy, colourful and soft – Sari silk, mohair boucle hand-dyed wool in the warp, with single twisted raw silk in the weft.

And finally – the big blue…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I only started weaving it last night, so no pictures of “progress” but to follow

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2 thoughts on “How domesticated am I!???

  1. Love your scarf….I have a few skeins of sari silk but not known what to weave with them…..Will give it a try when I get back home….I know what you mean re. warping with mohair – disastrous – I once had to thread all my warp threads thro pieces of straws to weave with any success – never again…….And then to crown it all – the shawl I had made for a friend in Wales was lost in the mail…..

    I am now in Benicassim and still loom searching….Have my knitting in the meantime. I could always make a Back-strap though….JUne

    1. June! Am trying to find a contact for you RE a second hand loom. As soon as I hear something, I’ll let you know.
      My relationship with Irish mohair is kind of a Taylor/ Burton affair…it all seems beautiful / perfect / luscious…and then I’m with it again and I start swearing and screaming…

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