Thursday, 23 February 2012

Exclusive Preview

Introducing the "Buth Scalpaigh" cafe curtains at the earliest stage of their production!  Scalpay Linen have decided to design and weave an exclusive cloth in celebration of the opening of the new community shop and cafe at the beginning of April.  This cloth will be gifted by us and made into curtains for the cafe.
We ordered the linen yarn specially from Jos Vanneste in Belgium and some of it had to be plied so as to get a more textured finish.
This is the start of the warp. Each section, of which there will be 28, is a mirror image of the previous one so, though we are only warping with 24 ends, the pattern will be 48 ends wide.
We hope to be updating the blog on progress of the cloth.


Judy said...

I love the color combination that you've chosen.

purejuice said...

i'm excited about your community cafe and thrilled your goods will decorate it and sell themselves there too. pls keep us posted!

Scalpay Linen said...

Thank you Judy and purejuice for your kind comments. The colours were chosen by our local design consultant who is also a very talented wet-felter, and I think she did an excellent job. I am hopeless at choosing colour combinations so it's always good to have some help and I think they will look good alongside the planned colour scheme of the cafe.
There will be more in the blog about the cafe nearer to the time it is opening.