Tiny Bubbles Shawl
Bring a little Gatsby-esque glamour with a show-stopping handwoven shawl. The hand-manipulated metallic lace “bubbles” in this luxurious wrap were inspired by bubbles rising in a glass of champagne. Combining modified Brooks bouquet and Danish medallion techniques creates art-deco inspired panels of delicate lace. The hand-manipulated techniques form mirrored arcs at either end of the shawl, yet the fabric remains stable with lovely drape. The wool/silk blend makes a warm yet lightweight piece that shines with elegance. The knotted fringe finish is a nod to handwork found on shawls from the early twentieth century. The result is a simply gorgeous show-stopping piece of weaving.
Halcyon Blake founded Halcyon Yarns in 1971; the store is now owned by daughter Gretchen Jaeger. In homage to the family connection, the shawl is finished with a fringe that recalls a shawl that belonged to their grandmother/great-grandmother, whose name was Halcyon Weaver.
The hand-manipulated techniques used in the Tiny Bubbles Shawl may be challenging for weavers who haven’t worked Danish medallions before. Consider working a generous sample or a simple project before beginning the handwoven shawl. The opportunity to weave the shawl is worth the practice, however, as it’s the perfect elegant accessory for a fancy night out on the town. Find it today in Easy Weaving with Little Looms 2018.
Project at a Glance:
Equipment needed: Rigid-heddle loom, 21″ weaving width; 10-dent heddle; 24″ stick shuttle; 2 small stick or netting shuttles.
Yarns: JaggerSpun Zephyr 2/18 (Halcyon Yarn), white; Chainette Metallic (Halcyon Yarn), gold.
Featured Image: Tiny Bubbles Shawl by Halcyon Blake and Gretchen Jaeger