D > Through the winter I worked on the design and first examples of a few new products, and amongst those are these totes and bags. There are two types shown here : crochet bags (in three sizes) in our own Cheviot wool naturally dyed with plant-extracts ; and, in vertical stripes , woven tote bags in Harris Tweed woollen twill, fully lined with a sturdy cotton fabric.
Denise > Here’s a scarf that I finished making today. The handspun warp is made with wool from Masham sheep – which are native to a certain district in northern England. The weft, too, is handspun, with wool from Merino sheep (dyed purple and lavendar), white Shetland sheep, and just a few grams of Angelina – 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. I wove the scarf on our Glimåkra floor loom, then washed and tented it, before finishing it with my ‘handwoven’ label.
This Ladies’ Wrap or Shawl will certainly make a statement, with a generous size of approx. 40cm wide, 260cm long (plus twizzled fringes), hand-woven with hand-spun yarns, and made with luxury fibres – wool from Shetland, Masham and Merino sheep, and natural tussah silk.