Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Some New Wool Blankets, Some with Mohair

I've skipped posting all of my wool blanket projects through the winter, but I'm sharing this one which I think is my 24th set. I usually weave seven blankets at a time and by then I have kind of had it with the warp colours and want to move on to something new. But I am always back to wool blankets.

Here are four new ones available:

SH146 | 100% wool | 178 cm x 128 cm (70" x 50.5") | Sold

SH148 | 100% wool | 180 cm x 126 cm (71" x 49.5") | Sold

SH149 | Shetland wool with handspun wool and handspun mohair |
183 cm x 135 cm (72" x 53") | Sold

SH149 Detail

SH150 | Wool and ~ 25% mohair | 195 cm x 133 cm (77" x 52") | Sold

SH150 Detail | This is a soft but not overly fuzzy blanket

I have three more blankets coming from this project (they are currently being fringed) and another similar project just finished with all seven blankets waiting for fringing. The design is similar but the colours are earthy.

SH156 | 100% wool (about 50% handspun) 

I always enjoy sending more photos, answering questions or just responding as best as I can to any queries. So query away if you're interested or curious.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

"Amazing how your life is woven into so many"

A dear friend and very good person has been on a little towel binge lately with Cariboo Handwoven.  She ordered two towels from photos and we met for delivery (and a friendly gathering as our primary objective), then on her way home she thought of another worthy recipient and had already donated "her" towel to a friend. So there came an order for another two - four in total.

We're just doing the last details and she shared some relevant news of the towel recipients whom we both know, but her more than me. She signed off with what I've used for this blog title - "Amazing how your life is woven into so many" - and I thought, what a lovely tribute.

Related to all this is that I spent today in my studio with a new weaver who is doing fantastically well. His questions are brilliant and his ideas even more than brilliant. I'm all ears and smiles with this new weaver. He is going places with his weaving, and I can't wait to see where. Then I find this lovely comment and I see how my life is indeed woven into so many.

Thank you, you two special friends!

And to think that earlier today I knew I was due to blog, but what on earth would the topic be?

Monday, 1 February 2016

Photo Contest!

Announcing a photo contest opening today, February 1, and closing on March 31 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Send a photo of your Cariboo Handwoven blanket, towel or scarf in a unique pose or use. Think of an exotic location, creative use of props, or some other way to grab attention. Pets are allowed, but no people.

The winner will receive a hand towel with free shipping or delivery, in the colours of their choice based on what I have in stock or will soon be making.

Send your pic to Jane at [jane "at" cariboohandwoven "dot" ca] or my usual [cariboojane "at" shaw "dot ca]. I'll share the winning photo on this blog and the Cariboo Handwoven Facebook page.

Thanks for your interest ... have fun with this!