This scarf is one of the last three that I wove from a very colourful warp that has kept me happy from months.
Whilst there I caught up with Ray who I first met when we went camping at Knorrits Flat. On his travels around Australia Ray has collected wool in different conditions and quantities and from a variety of sources including derelict weaving sheds. A friend spun this wool for him and lent Ray a loom on which he wove this scarf; his first bit of weaving for over fifty years.
The colours are so natural and organic and the blending is lovely. I hope that the picture of the scarf draped over a tree and contrasting with the bark shows what I mean.
It just so happens that I am starting spinning classes next Saturday and I have already researched how to dye with Australian plants. I have even bought the necessary mordants.
I think that seeing Ray's scarf will have given me the inspirational impetus to move a project from theory to practise.