Sunday, June 20, 2010
My next project

My friend Sarah will become a Bat Mitzvah in August, and asked me to weave her tallis (prayer shawl). I'm thrilled to make this for her! We went shopping at In A Yarn Basket, and Sarah selected some gorgeous silk yarn for her tallis.

The warp is Louisa Harding Mulberry Yarn in Midnight which is a gorgeous shade of royal blue. The weft is Mango Moon Recycled Silk in multi jewel tones.

I think that these two yarns are going to work beautifully together! I also love that the Mango Moon Yarn is a socially responsible product:

Mango Moon supports the NGO Organization N-WEG to help women who have been rescued from abusive situations. The women who come to the shelter are able to use their spinning and knitting skills to rebuild their lives, while continuing to care for their children. Proceeds provide a safe shelter, health care, education and the dignity of financial independence.
I just finished warping the loom, and have woven just a few passes of the weft. I think the shawl is going to be very pretty, and I hope Sarah will be happy with it!

Sarah's Tallis


Blogger Sarah said...

This is taking my breath away! You are so wonderful to do this.


Blogger LuAnn said...

I'm glad to see you link to the other yarn shop in Bloomington. I had heard there was one there, but only had time to visit the one downtown when I was at the quilt show in March. The weaving is beautiful and interesting....but I can't have another hobby. I'll just keep repeating that over and over.....

Blogger Ghost said...

I am still here and watching you work. All is divine. I am tripping on my life right now.

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