Crafty bartering…

Until recently, I considered myself to be mono-craftual. That is, I considered myself a knitter and only a knitter. These days I’m starting to consider myself a spinner as well. I’ve also been casting a wayward eye towards weaving, although I might possibly have talked myself out of that just now.

But the wonderful thing about belonging to a fiber community like Ravelry is that you can find people with other talents and you can barter. And barter I did.

Approximately a month ago I struck a deal with my friend Tracee in New Zealand. I would send her some yarn she wanted, as well as materials and she would weave me a scarf in exchange. Well the scarf arrived this past weekend and WOW! I could not be happier, as it is SO pretty! The yarn is Wollmeise and the weaving is impeccable! Here are a few pictures:

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pip
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 18:18:20

    Now that makes me want to learn how to weave… it’s beautiful!

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  2. Chery
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 20:07:53

    Neat! Can’t wait to see it in person.

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  3. kippiann
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 23:27:30

    Gorgeous! You look really great in that shade of purple. As if you needed another sweater idea. πŸ™‚ You are not a crafter, you are an artisan.

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  4. Anne
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 19:39:33

    Okay, that’s really creepy creepy… My last spinning group meeting (9 days ago), the other Ann had just finished weaving 3 scarves and one of them was nearly identical to yours! She was twisting fringe while I spun, but yeah, seeing your scarf, WEIRD DEJA VU! πŸ™‚

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