Tuesday, November 14, 2006

stonewall

This past weekend, I decided to finish the mohair/angora shawl that I had completed weaving on the triloom. After fulling it, I wanted to try brushing the mohair to see if I could achieve a nice fluffy halo.

It brushed up well enough. However, it did have some fiber that came loose completely, but I continued to brush it until it stopped "shedding". It is now very fuzzy and full. You can see a subtle difference in the nap from the outside of the shawl to the inside. I was happy about this effect because I intended the shawl to have a collar that would show the contrast.

Since my inspiration for this project was the stone wall on the hillside, I wanted a shawl pin to convey this idea, but one that would blend in and not call to much attention to itself...

I really wanted the pin to be an extension of the shawl. I had lots of fun thinking about how to create the pin, and I think I like the pin more than the shawl!

Project notes Date started -Oct. 18 Date completed -Nov. 12 Fiber Content: Mohair/Border Leicester from Judy and my blend of Angora/finn 2 ply wpi 6 size before fulling (62 x 42) size after fulling (60 x 40) Total weight~ 11 ounces of thick- plush -fuzzy warmth....

7 comments:

judy said...

You have outdone yourself. Tell me, are those really slate beads? I spent a lot of time in Guatemala years ago and bought several wool blankets. They were brushed with a twiggy sort of crude brush to make them very fluffy. From time to time I rebrush them (twigs break off and fall away) to refresh the blankets.

Dawn said...

What a lovely shawl! You certainly do nice work Cyndy! It matches the stonewalls here as well.

Spinner Gal said...

Absolutly Beautiful!

What a stunning piece of craftsmanship that is. I just love the pin! How creative!

Cathy said...

Amazing. I can't say which I like the most - pin or shawl - they are both so wonderful.

Judy said...

Well I already told you the shawl was gorgeous and now I have to tell you I love the pin. So what did you make if with?

Stacey said...

Oh my, that's so beautiful.

Judith said...

Right down to every detail, Cyndy, this is beautiful! You are a gifted craftsperson!

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