Here’s a scarf that I finished making today. It’s 164cm long (including 20cm tassles). 20cm wide.
The warp and weft yarns were spun on one of our Ashford Traditional spinning wheels. The warp yarn is made with wool from Masham sheep – which are native to a certain district in northern England. The weft is made with wool from Merino sheep (dyed purple and lavendar), white Shetland sheep, and just a few grams of Angelina. I wove the scarf on our Glimåkra floor loom, then washed and tented it, before finishing it with my ‘handwoven’ label.
Masham, Merino and white Shetland are all wools which are fine, soft and lustrous. The weave is a fairly loose 1-2 twill. These add up to a scarf that is kind to the skin and drapes freely – as a luxury scarf should.
Angelina is a synthetic fibre that sparkles with the colours of the fibres it is spun together with. Used sparingly, it adds a touch of magic to a winter wardrobe.
Price £78.00 plus postage and packaging