This was the first time we had a stall as a team and we all loved it. We learnt lots and ready for next time.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
This shawl is luxurious and long and it wraps very nicely around you. Again, my own design. As the title suggests I have use mostly dark Wensleydale.
The light cream colour is hand spun Alpaca and I used single ply Lleyn wool which I hand dyed.
This design is very eye catching and the tones are pleasant and relaxed. The shawl hangs very elegantly and the design is very much admired. I have received several requests from admirers for me to sell them the shawl and requests for me to make more. So I suspect that this will be a particularly successful design which may keep me busy! I am really pleased with the result. This is the shawl below. I am blocking it for that fantastic finished look that blocking gives.
I hope you like the photos that show what inspired me to make the shawl, the choice of colours and "feel" I wanted to achieve.
Above is a lovely hair pin my daughter bought me that not only inspired the colours but I use on the shawl.
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I didn't use a pattern I just went with the flow and here are some pictures of what inspired me.
A rare breed, the Wensleydale is full of character they reward you with one of the most luxurious yarns. Gorgeous to handle and a always a rewarding result.