Cashmere

Cashmere is one of my favorite fibers to spin.  Similar to cotton in technique.  But significantly more of a challenge to the materials budget.

This piece is a natural color of cashmere.  Not brown, not really ecru – more of a beige-y gray.

Photo of Light Grey Cashmere Shawl, handspun and handwoven by Joanne Littler, Pine Ledge Fiber Studio

Light Beige-Grey Cashmere Shawl, approx. 78" x 16", Handspun and Handwoven by Joanne Littler

Dyeing the fibers before spinning creates interesting color changes in the yarns.

Photo of cashmere scarf, hand dyed, hand spun, andby handwov Joanne Littler, Pine Ledge Fiber Studio

Cashmere Scarf, Hand Dyed, Hand Spun and Handwoven by Joanne Littler

Some areas of the weaving appear darker than others as you can see in these two photos of the same piece.

Photo of cashmere scarf showing color changes hand dyed, hand spun, handwoven by Joanne Littler, Pine Ledge Fiber Studio

Cashmere Scarf, Hand Dyed, Handspun and Handwoven by Joanne Littler, Pine Ledge Fiber Studio

Photo of Brown Cashmere Shawl, Handspun and Handwoven by Joanne Littler

Natural Brown Cashmere Shawl, approx.74"x15", Handspun and Handwoven by Joanne Littler, Pine Ledge Fiber Studio

 

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