Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sheepy Shawly


The 100% Lasqueti grown and made shawl is off the loom at last.

I liked how the forest path looked so much I lay down and took a picture.

Charline's knitting hands. She is an incredible spinner, too, and spun quite a bit of the warp and weft.

We had originally planned to auction the shawl off as a fundraiser but Josie made the most lovely suggestion of keeping the shawl in the community as a "Healing Shawl" - to be passed around to whoever might be sick, in hospital or otherwise in need of comfort. So many hands had a part in the making of this garment that it has taken on a life beyond its intended purpose. It represents the caring, patience and love of our community, so it seems most apt to give it this almost sacramental role.

7 comments:

  1. I like the idea of keeping it for those who need a little extra love in the community...it is beautiful!

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  2. I am more a knitter than a weaver, but a woven shawl moves me. There must be something very primitive in this, staying warm is one of the needs of humanity.
    Great idea the 'healing shawl' for the community, living in a city as I do,it can not easily be done. I love the grey and the white combination.

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  3. such a woven delight, like a feather it seems.

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  4. The concept of the healing shawl is a wonderful one.

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  5. Hi Heather...this is Penny from Tanglewood Threads...thanks for visiting. I love your shawl...now that is real weaving not like my week attempt of needle weaving!

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  6. What a beautiful idea! and shawl, for that matter.

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  7. I too love the shaw and the pictures of you wearing it really bring the idea of the healing home.

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