A scarf for Ben-
the beige cashmere is from a vintage sweater and is the softest thing I’ve ever touched. It is so soft that I didn’t think it would make a good scarf, all by itself. I used the blue cashmere to give it a little more body. I stitched the pieces of the cashmere together using what I think of as a welt seam, but when I tried to find something on the web to link to, everything I found with that name was slightly different. I did something like the flat felled seam shown here.
This is another scarf I made for Eleanor. It is one layer of scrappy and patchy cashmere.
I will be very curious to see how these scarfs hold up. Cashmere doesn’t felt- well at least I have never managed it, and the edges are unfinished. I stitched in about 1/4 inch from the edge so it shouldn’t be able to completely unravel… I’ll be keeping an eye on the one that is staying at my house.
Popovers (recipe here) for breakfast this morning. So nice to all be on vacation.
I am working on a tutorial for the shopping bags- soon I hope. Also, some more info on sewing the cashmere. Another day.