All the designing and making for the Alpaca Association has been completed. It has been packed and shipped off to the Hamilton Sheepvention Show for display. A description of the project can be found here.
Last week was somewhat frantic finalising my required three pieces but I did it!
A very soft and thick wrap from 3 ply commercially spun alpaca.
I’m really happy with this skirt. I initially got the idea from a picture in an old ‘Handwoven’ magazine. It began as 2 ply white alpaca yarn for the weft and 100% wool for the warp (to add strength to the cloth for wear). I dyed both the warp and weft after lots of experimentation with colours. I blogged about a bit of the process here. So the yarn was dyed, woven and sewn into this skirt.
And this vest completed my contribution. The warp is 100% black wool and the weft is handspun alpaca of a natural mahogany colour. And I really like the results with this one too.
Thanks Kirsty for the pin fastener. I love it. It is made from the wood of dead bull oak trees.
In the next post I’ll show images of the work of other students in the class.