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Do Over Done.....and Shibori Too!!!

Phew!!! The August challenge is finally completed for Etsy!!! I'm happier with the results of the second skein so.............here it is!!!
Hand spun alpaca with a hint of nylon sparkle. Again, the theme was celestial so, I chose to dye alpaca blue, blend with nylon sparkle, then add bits of yellow dyed alpaca here and there. Much better and more in line with the theme than the original.
Well, the shibori scarf that I have been working on is wet finished and pressed. Originally done in tencel with a plain tabby background, this scarf was woven in an overshot style pattern. The pattern that I used does not clearly show on the final piece because of the placement of the weft and ultimately the dye method. I'm very pleased with the results and can tell that this one is not going to stick around long..............which is a good thing!!!
Finally, I received an email from a woman who had the space next to me at the show at My Saddle Brook Farm and I'm happy to show a little girl who was thrilled to see a real spinning wheel. She was familiar with the story of Rumpelstiltskin but, ironically enough.........couldn't remember his name...............hmmmmm.




Comments

Woven Spun said…
Your scarf looks amazing! Great job just doesn't seem to cut it. It's awesome.
Knitted Gems said…
I love your 2nd submission to the August Challenge. The blue is very pretty.

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