Friday, October 3, 2008

Another Scarf from India

This is another scarf from India. It was part of an entire outfit, tunic, pants and garland, for a man. Most of the interest from this scarf comes from the texture that is woven in. It is machine made and is made out of some kind of man-made fibers. It is interesting to look at, but I have not worn it. It is quite long, reaching past my knees, but only about 14 to 16 inches wide.


Catching up

I got two responses about the label of the shawl, one saw what I see, and one what R. always saw, an elephant. I think it is a graphic of two sheep, a mom and a baby, nuzzling their noses together, and DH saw that as well. So I'm still wondering who is seeing things correctly. It's a fun conversation piece, though.

Leila asked what books I got. I got Pretty Little Pin Cushions and Stumpwork Embroidery and I've been feasting my eyes on them ever since. The PLPC book has the eyeball pin cushions that Marj has been making plus many others.

Tumbleweed recommended that I not dry clean my shawl. So far I have been careful and there are no spots or stains on it. After living in Argentina for several years and taking care of woollens there, my mom and I usually hand wash wool with a mild detergent, however, with this shawl I would worry about the colors running. Hopefully it will not be necessary.

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.