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:
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!
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.