27 May 2009

silk, linen & cashmere

At last I got round to my next weaving project. Its a scarf!

I'm using the same linen as before (as I got tons of it!!) and some lovely shiney slippery silk. The slightly darker band is Cashmere, its from Scotland...its lovely and soft. The linen is as rigid as straw (it gets much softer after washing) so the silk should help to make the scarf more flexible.

Its a summer scarf so I hoped I'd get nice open weaving and...thats just how it turned out so...nice one!

I hope to get it finished in the next few days so I'll show you how it turned out (maybe its not that interesting if youre not into weaving, sorry about that!!)


  1. I, for one, would love to see how this turns out. I like the simple soft colouring and interesting texture. By the way, I wonder if the sun shines more on London than it does on Derbyshire? The light in your photos is always lovely.

    I know white walls help to make the best of available light and that's part of the secret. I used to own a little old stone cottage (1869) with all white walls, you'd have loved it it was utterly charming.

  2. That cottage sounds like just what I want...oh hum...

    Yes we have white walls but a clever camera helps too!!

  3. Clever cameras are the best, aren't they?

    Cool combination of fibers! Can't wait to see what this one is like off the loom. I would be afraid that that mixture will do weird things during finishing....but hopefully not. It looks beautiful!


  4. How beautiful!! Your blog is so inspiring...how did you get started weaving? =)

  5. That is just beautiful!

  6. I definitely do want to see the finished scarf!