Saturday, January 9, 2010

Black Alpaca + Linen


Crisp, cold and lots of sun today here in Avalanche. The creek froze over, except where we chopped a hole to the water for the birds and small animals to get a drink.  I  just wove this pair of wristwarmers, which are also the first project I've made in 2010.  They met the cold test.

Rosepath, with a 16/2 Swedish cotton warp, unbleached linen weft, and silky black alpaca

Tilleke Schwarz exhibiting:  Beware of Embroidery, Jan 15 to Feb 24, 2010 (wish I could be there!)
Sofia Arnold exhibiting:  Tory Folliard Gallery , Jan 8 - Feb 6,  Reception: Friday,  Jan 15 ( I'll be here!)

10 comments:

jude said...

beautiful.... and even better useful...

Susan said...

Thank you, but If I had to choose between them, I'd rather be able to make a beautiful thing.

Valerie said...

mmm...very cozy! Especially in this cold snap you've sent across the lake to us in Michigan!

Did you just sew them as tubes, your did you create some kind of closure?

Susan said...

In my world I keep everything simple. I wove them with hemstitched ends on the loom, cut them apart, hand hemmed the pieces, then handstitched the selvedge seam to make the tube. I left a little vee open at the thumb place, about 3/4 " Since I've been testing them, yesterday, and today, they feel great. I love a small project to sample colors and patterns. (I used to live in Michigan, so I know it deals bad weather, too)

Charlotte said...

Ooh they look cosy :) I like the Rosepath pattern too.

Ursula said...

I'd take a pair of those right about now; we're suffering an unseasonably cold week and I'm sick as it is. these look pretty and sophisticated. they'd look beautiful with a classic solid colored peacoat.

Susan said...

My mother (born in N. Minnesota) thinks wristwarmers are "silly". I don't think she's ever tried them. Amazing how much warmer you stay covering the inside of your wrist. Ursula, I'm wearing these with the orange jacket you left here when you moved to the warm lands...

Brittany Noel said...

as i told you on flickr, i love these mittens. i may try something like this in weaving these first couple of weeks. so cozy!

it was very nice of you to punch that hole, too :)

Susan said...

I hope you do weave up a pair! It didn't take long
(and I'm probably the world's slowest weaver). You'll feel so productive. If you do make some, post a picture

Brittany Noel said...

I love small projects like this. You really do feel oh so productive. I like to weave small things like this in with the bigger projects as encouragement. And, of course, I would post pictures! Lots of them probably :)