This was a very early piece – my fourth weaving project, in fact! – and is the “Advancing Twill Flowers” shawl published in an issue of Handwoven Magazine. The only changes I made were to weave it up in 2/28 nm silk and 2/28 nm black cashmere, instead of sewing thread (which increased the width from scarf to shawl), and to shift the colors very slightly.
All the colors in this shawl are hand-dyed (by me). I had a small apartment at the time, and didn’t have the space to store lots of colors, so I bought a lot of white yarn and dyed it to my needs. I still dye all my own yarns, preferring the greater range of colors I can get by dyeing my own.