DianeHamillFiberArt

An Adventure in Design

Several days of cold rain have been great for the yard, but after awhile, my soul needs some sun! This is fall in Oklahoma…..90 degrees one day and 30 the next!  Some years we have beautiful color, others, winter seems to come overnight.

While waiting for the sun to come out, I decided to make another cashmere throw.  Not only would the colors be warm and sunny, but the cashmere is so soft and comforting, I feel better just working with this wonderful fabric.

On the left, I’ve arranged pieces of cashmere cut from four sweaters.  You will notice I’ve included the sweater construction details, such as necklines and pockets.  I think this makes for a more interesting finished product.  An “away” Saturday for my favorite college football team (Oklahoma State) is the perfect time to sew.  I can listen to the game, stop for exciting plays, yell at the television and accomplish a lot of sewing!

So, here is the finished product….sunshine and warmth in a cozy, comfy cover-up!  Emma Lou wanted to get in on the action while I was trying to photograph and the teddy bear had to substitute for someone taking a nap.  What do you know….the sun came out just in time for pictures!!  This blanket will soon make it’s way to an Etsy listing where I hope it will find a person that will love the softness and appreciate the environmentally friendly process of up-cycled cashmere.

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