- Wrap around my shoulders like a shawl.
- Sit on as a cushion when folded up.
- Fill the badly designed void in seat backs on many airplane seats and conference chairs.
- Use as an extra small blanket on my bed in a chilly hotel room.
- Wrap around my waist like a sarong to keep my butt and legs warm when I'm fine up top.
- Use as a lap blanket when seated for chilly legs.
So I designed travel shawls. They're smaller than a full-sized blanket but warmer and a bit heavier than a typical lightweight shawl. They're also designed to be a bit of a travel buddy that can be taken along for all those purposes and look great in the process. They're compact and sturdy, and will stand up well to a lot of use without looking grubby.
I wove all of them in big waves of undulating twill, with a few little interesting variations in some of them. All of them are made of wool, one with a little mohair, and measure approximately 150-155 cm (60"-61") long. Width varies from 69 cm (27") to a maximum of 78 cm (30.5") for the white one.
|#1 | Heathery blue for about 3/4s of the cloth | Sold|
|#1 | Detail of transition from heathery dark mauve at the other end into heathery blue|
|#2 | Dark brown handspun of either alpaca or very soft wool | |
This one is quite thick and luxurious | Sold
|#3 | Very dark charcoal | Sold|
|#4 | Soft brown | Sold|
|#5 | White wool-mohair | Very soft, a bit fuzzy and wider at 78 cm (30.5") | Sold|
I have a feeling that travel shawls could be popular. And I think that other needs from mine could arise from other users.