Thursday, December 14, 2017

Blankets Kotare and Huia Bay

Yes, the last blankets for this year are finished and waiting for their forever homes.
Kotare is in Inspirit Gallery.  She is 80% mohair with about 20% wool.
 It always seems to be blowing here especially when I'm in a hurry to catch the mail.
 Lots of mohair makes for a light, warm throw.

 Huia Bay and village are in West Auckland, part of the Waitakeres. 
(Picture from Wikipedia.)
My interpretation of Huia Bay with the sun twinkling on the water.

  Will be in Pauanesia soon.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Possum merino wrap and Infinity scarves

Walked to Orokawa Beach this morning, glorious day and I had done my 10,000 steps before lunch.  Hence time to write to you.

I have the loom threaded with an echo warp so thought I'd use up a prewound warp I've had on the shelf for hur hmmm I don't remember.  One thread is possum merino silk and the other a fine cashmere.  The possum is about 2 1/2 times thicker than the cashmere so wondered how it would work out.  
 Worked out pretty good actually.  This wrap has a 60/2 silk weft in black.  All these luxurious fibres are devine together.
 Above is a double wrap infinity scarf and below a single wrap infinity scarf.  These have an elasticated merino weft which again is awesome, closing the warp threads up.
 The top scarf has a point twill weft and the bottom another version.  What is the difference between point twill and gebrochene - can anyone tell me?
We have a wonderful new gallery opened at the beach called Waihi Beach Gallery.  I took these in to Ana and Andrew expecting them to choose one, maybe two.  If you'd like one they are all on display at the Gallery.

We are going away for a few days to Mt Ruapehu to do some walking.  Well Pete will stride it out, I'll struggle along behind, catching up when he stops for a photograph.  Hence the training walk this morning.  Catch up next week, all gong well.

Pohutukawa Blankets

Pohutukawa blankets are available in Pauanesia store, very warm and snuggly.