Friday, 17 July 2009

Resuscitation, by Rose Pelvin

In a recent tidy up I unearthed this shawl which has been skulking in the back of the cupboard. When I first made it I thought I was clever picking out in mohair the colours of the flecks in the wool boucle to outline the darker grey stripes. It didn't do much for it; in fact looked a bit pathetic in my opinion. I decided to breathe a bit of new life into it and replaced the three colours with red (mohair again), then added bulk and texture by doing a whip stitch over each two rows of plain weave. It has perked up considerably and looks much healthier. The handle is soft and light - and so warm! If it doesn't sell this time I will be happy to use it myself.

by Rose Pelvin

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