colours of Norfolk

This is the first of the ‘painted warp’ scarves I have been weaving at the Alpaca Barn. I have used natural dyes – woad and weld – to dye the silk warp and some of the Alpaca weft – some of the silk and alpaca yarn is left in its lovely natural state in soft fawn and caramel. I used a 2/1 twill and a fairly loose sett. It feels absolutely gorgeous on, light, soft and very warm…This colourway follows on from the designs I did for the Bradford Textile competition using space-dyed silk in weld and woad inspired by the Norfolk countryside.