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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sweet Dreams, a Silken Shawl

So, Sweet Dreams is off the needles and off the blocking pins.  A lavishly beaded, semi-circular shawl, here's what she looks like close up:

I used HandMaiden's silk-and-sea silk blend in their chocolate color.  This luxury yarn has a sinuous drape and a sleek hand.  Though not inexpensive, it was a joy to work with. 

I always choose the finest fiber I can find, for nothing is more valuable than my time.  If I invest my many hours, I want the product to be heirloom quality.  This is.

Notice the beads.  They're not glass.  Those are real garnets.  Talk about heirloom . . .

Next post I'll speak of beading and the challenges those garnets gave me. 

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