Monday, September 29, 2008

Shawls and wraps

I love to wear shawls and wraps, and I have a very nice collection of them. They fit the theme of this blog, because they come from all over the world.


This wrap is off-white with very fine embroidery on it. The fabric is wool, and it is nice and warm. It is at least 40 inches wide and quite long too. When I got it the ends were unfinished. I knotted the fringes as I was wearing it. This is a close-up of the embroidery:


One of the interesting things about this shawl is the label. I'm so pleased it's "export quality"! I wonder what you think the picture represents? I have had long discussions on this with the person who gave it to me. Please leave a comment as to what you think it represents! I will post later what I think it is.


I just have to mention that I met Spinster Stitcher, her very self, at the House of Stitches in LaPorte yesterday. So nice to meet you! I overheard her talking about "Stewie's" Halloween costume, and I had to introduce myself.

My trip to the shop was very successful. I got the 2 things on my list that I needed (a skein of Silk n' Color, 142, and a Tacky Bob), and I found a couple more things to enjoy as well. The floss and Tacky Bob were put to good use last night in my current project Indian Summer Reflections.


Marjorie said...

I believe Ganesh (the company name on the label) is frequently depicted as an elephant. To me it looks like to elephants balancing on their front legs and trunks. It's definitely getting to be shawl weather!

Coni said...

Oh, what a wonderful blog! Thank you for saying hello to me at HOS! Your work is just beautiful and I can't wait to see/learn more about you!

Lelia said...

Not like your shawl & rose aren't kewl enough -- but I have to ask, which pincushion book did you get your hands on??? Inquiring minds!!

tumbleweed said...

ignore that dry-clean only sign, it's absolute poison and kills fabrics...

handwashing without excessive agitation or varying the temperature of the water by more than 5 degrees (between wash and rinse) is much better

shawl lasts longer and you're less likely to get cancer...