Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s Ornamental

It is also ironic to be thinking about how commercial the holiday season is and then make lots of things to sell during the holidays. Does it matter that my ornaments are one of kind and that I developed a wicked case of tendonitis? These may well be the last of the red hot ornaments.

Although this collection of scarves is woven in luxurious cashmere, it is cashmere recycled/un-knitted cashmere sweaters. I just found out that the official word for un-knitting is “tinking” (knit spelled backwards, very clever) And most importantly I wove them on my Saori Loom—so much fun!

Here are all the scarves on display at China Woods. It was a totally lovely sale.

I set out to make a series of one of a kind scarves using weavers wool from Mountain Colors right here in Montana combined with the recycled cashmere. I wound each warp individually (3 yards sett at 12 epi).

I can’t help loving my thrums. (not good for the tendonitis) I can’t wait to show you the scarf I am going to weave on the Saori loom with these yummy colors.

I have sold 1/3 of the scarves so far. I was always told (in my craft fair days) that if you sell 1/3 of your inventory, you have had a good sale. Long range plan: to join the scarves together and create a blanket.

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