Whilst things are in lock-down I've been busy working away on a new collection. Based on images from around my garden, country walks and last years holiday, I've been exploring the combination of working with double patterns and the results are starting to take shape.
I'm also exploring a new size - the twilly. A twill weave is created by passing the weft (horizontal) thread over two or more warp (vertical) threads and then repeating that pattern one warp thread over, so that a diagonal line is formed. The reason I've chosen the twilly is that it gives me the option to create a second splash of colour which makes the scarf (hopefully!) more interesting. I can enhance patterns by adding complimentary colours or by using a second darker tone.
Plus twilly scarves are very versatile due to their slim shape. They can be worn long, tied with a flourish like a ribbon, or if you're feeling even more inventive, can be tied around the wrist or worn in the hair. I particularly like them when they are used to add a splash of colour and glamour to a handbag - hoping that we get to go outside at some point!
Hoping all stay safe and well, and I know that scarves are a luxury - especially at this time, but I hope they give you a little bit of joy and cheer as we navigate our way through these difficult times.