My latest work (I just took it off the loom, haven’t even twisted the fringe yet):
It’s a 3/80 Nm 55/45 silk/cashmere yarn from Colourmart, color “Silver Fox”.Â I had Richard wind four strands together, and used the quadrupled strand to warp/weave the fabric.Â The warp is the original color, the weft I dyed black.Â The pattern is an advancing twill from the book Twill Thrills: The Best of Weaver’s.Â It’s sett at 24 epi and 24 ppi.Â It’s gorgeous, and buttery soft!Â I can’t wait to finish twisting the fringe and wet-finishing it.
And here is the checkerboard shawl I was talking about:
The photo really doesn’t do it justice – the base yarn is fuschia, red, hot pink, and orange, with a strand of glitz running through it.Â The pattern is a slightly modified 2/2 twill, giving those neat diagonal lines in the red/black sections.
The yarn is Blue Heron Yarn’s Cot/Ray/Metallic in color “Poppy”.
And here is the drawdown for the shawl I’m about to start.Â I’m proud of this one; it’s my own design, (significantly) modified from the Hearts shawl in Twill Thrills. I call it “Tiger Eye”.Â I’m doing this one in 28/2 silk and 1/14 Nm cashmere from Colourmart – I dyed the silk two subtly different shades of orange, and the cashmere black.Â I’m trying to see if I can get tiger striped lampwork beads to put on the fringe.