Friday, March 11, 2005

All Soft All the Time

The angora yarn was spun, plied and dyed:

angora yarn

then used as weft for the cashmere warp:

cashmere scarf

Yummy. Cashmere and angora, warm and soft.

But it will also be durable, and give years of soft warm wear. A Famous Weaving Teacher once said I wove good *peasant cloth*, which I take as a compliment.

The warp is long staple Royal Cashmere from Peace of Yarn. It's spun fine with plenty of twist, then plied with plenty of twist. Then it's sett closely, and woven with a firm, but not crushing, beat. I depend on the inherent softness of the fiber for eventual softness in the finished piece, as opposed to spinning softly, or weaving loosely.

7 Comments:

Blogger beadlizard said...

Sara, what wheel did you use for the weft?

8:50 AM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

slurp

7:41 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Oh my. It is lovely. That is the angora from here?

4:32 AM  
Blogger LMH said...

Somehow, I don't think peasant weavings usually have a lot of cashmere & angora in them--particularly at the same time!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

You do truly beautiful work!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Maus said...

Oh gosh that is truly beautiful! Love how the reds work with each other.

5:46 AM  
Blogger June said...

Mmm, royal cashmere. I used that as one of the fibers in my wedding veil. Purrr....

6:25 AM  

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