Patch Wool and Harris Tweed Scarves
So in the past few months, I’ve made 3 scarves. One gentleman came to me in the fall begging me to make him a patch tweed scarf and after a bit if coaxing, I agreed to patch together my first scarf. It was pretty big – almost six feet long and a 12 inches wide. But since he’s in a colder climate, he wanted some heft around his neck. Here’s a picture he sent me of himself wearing the scarf.
Then I thought I’d use some more of the wool that I had on hand to make my husband a christmas gift. This time I used a brown corduroy fabric on the reverse side to reduce some of the bulk. I’m sure you’ll recognize much of this fabric from my bow ties.
I think he liked it.
My next patch scarf project has a rather interesting story. Another customer of mine had sent me some tweed he had acquired from Vintage Whistles, an online vintage clothing ship in the UK. All of the fabric was cut from un-wearable Harris Tweed jackets. He wanted me to make him some bow ties and a patch tweed scarf.
It was sortof funny working with vintage fabric from another country. I was constantly sneezing from either the fibers or the foreign dust in the fabric. Even when I was at the post office mailing them away, I kept on sneezing and the lady behind me kept blessing me. I said “Oh, I’m just allergic to this thing that I’m mailing.” After I said that I realized that she probably thought I was absolutely batty. I hope he likes the scarf and the bow tie though. I’m not sure how he’ll get those suckers tied into a bow, but that’s his problem, not mine!
As you may notice, I’m on a bit of a blogging streak! Tomorrow I’m going to give you a sneek peek of the Indian madras fabrics I have for my spring/summer collection of bow ties.