From land to loom to luxuriously warm!
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Countryside Magazine, December 2013 edition, is running a competition where you could win one of my scarves.
Handwoven with beautifully soft lambswool and alpaca, this scarf was inspired by the vibrant colours of the Fife fishing villages. It’s perfect for the coming winter months.
The magazine is due out in mid November. So go on have a go, somebody has to win it!
Here are the finished scarves, all topped and tailed and ready to go out into the world! Although, as you can see they have already had their first outing into the Fife countryside. If you like them, you can now find them in my shop. See you there!
Click on these smaller photographs if you would like to see larger images of the Fife countryside at 8:30 am one sunny November morning.
I have just been weaving two wool and alpaca scarves. For the warp I used soft grey lambswool from a small mill in Aberdeenshire and for the weft, my favourite alpaca yarn from Devon. Take a look at how the weaving progresses.
First I warp up the loom, threading the wool through the heddles and tying it to the front beam.
Then I weave the weft yarn and the scarf begins to grow, slowly being wound around the front beam.
The second scarf with different colours.
Once the weaving is finished, the scarves are cut from the loom.
I am now in the process of finishing the scarves, which involves washing the cloth to sett the fabric, tiding up the ends and making the fringe. In the next blog I will be able to show you the completed scarves ready to put in my shop.