Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Showers bring May Infinity Scarves!

I am thrilled to share a new line of pidge pidge summer scarves! I've been designing these scarves for a little over 4 months now- sourcing extra cozy fabric, weaving mini swatches and doing a lot of seam ripping. My favorite part of the woven cuffs- I've finally found a use for the ends of warps (the vertical ends of a scarf that is threaded through the loom for weaving) that have been accumulating and usually go wasted. Every cuff is a little different- wide and skinny stripes, unusual color combos.

Check out this gorgeous tapestry I snatched up at a neighborhood garage sale this morning for 50 cents! I did a double take when I saw it was not $50- and incorporated all of the colors I've been inspired by for this new collection. Even the back of the weaving is skillfully crafted. 
It's already hanging on our living room wall :)

This bright fuchsia fabric is 100% organic cotton jersey. So lightweight and soft on the neck!

This tapestry will surely provide inspiration for more woven scarves..

The other little treasure I discovered on accident this week was this exquisitely woven robin's nest behind the bush in the front yard. Once I found the egg, I ducked out from behind the holly, afraid I would scare away the mother. Google came to the rescue as I learned robins lay one egg a day, in the afternoon (after catching the morning worms) for 4 consecutive days. She doesn't begin to incubate them until she has a full clutch so that they all develop at the same time. I felt better knowing she hadn't abandoned this little guy.

Perhaps I should change the name of this scarf to be robin's egg blue!

In the middle of writing this post, I decided to sneak out and see if mama robin had done any more laying. I didn't get too close, I promise. And miss robin was out catching lunch so I could use the zoom on our camera to investigate. Robins rarely lay more than 4 eggs, so I will peek from a distance for the next few weeks.

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