Handwoven Scarves by Melody Fulone

Since investing in a rigid heddle loom, I've been obsessed with creating plaid scarves. They come together so beautifully, and the colors available to me are rich and beautiful. Plus, there's something so classic about plaid! It looks good with anything, and is effortlessly cool. I decided to list five handwoven scarves for you to choose from, in colors that will go with denim, leather, or a complimentary plaid.

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The wool I use is 100% virgin wool, which means that it will only get softer with each wash, and will meld together EVEN MORE over time. The wool will wear well, and last for years and years. These are truly heirloom scarves. Although they may have small defects due to their handmade nature, these little bits add to the character of each scarf. 

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You can visit these scarves in my shop. Available: the Buffalo Scarf, the Black Buffalo Scarf, the Drift Ranch Scarf, the Copper Gorge Scarf, and the Navy Plaid Scarf

Questions? Want to commission a custom order? Email me at melodyfulone@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post!

Knitting Time by Melody Fulone

It's knitting time, isn't it? The days are noticeably shorter, and the nights a bit cooler (although we seem to be getting our share of late-summer humidity here in NH - holding out for those crisp, idyllic autumn days!). In spite of the less-than-ideal temperatures and air pressure, I still got out my knitting needles and have been trying to make time for a few different projects. Here's what I'm working on: 

Image copyright Brooklyn Tweed

Image copyright Brooklyn Tweed

Lolo by Jared Flood. Ever heard of Brooklyn Tweed? If you haven't, and you're a knitter/crocheter, you gotta get over there FAST. They've got some gorgeous yarns, and some REALLY gorgeous patterns. I love their stuff so much I used caps lock THREE times in one paragraph for this blog post. I'm knitting this hat just as it's written, using Shelter in Woolly Socks. Could there be a cozier yarn name?

Image copyright Melissa Schaschwary

Image copyright Melissa Schaschwary

Timber Bay by Melissa Schaschwary. This hat reminds me of those trendy hats I saw all last year - all of them with a little leather patch on the folded brim, and lots of texture in the body of the hat. I'm knitting this up in an alpaca/merino blend that I got on clearance from a yarn shop that closed in town a few years ago. I may even stitch a tiny, stamped leather tag to the brim, just to fit in, y'know.

Image copyright Fringe Supply Co.

Image copyright Fringe Supply Co.

Speaking of knitting and things yarn-related, I'm currently drooling over Fringe Supply Co. Karen Templer, the owner, recently visited Harrisville Designs (I didn't know who she was, but everyone here sure did! How much I have to learn!), and the company started selling some of her products. You can see her beautiful things for makers on her website here: Fringe Supply Co. A few of my favorites? The little Handmade Hand Loom Kit, the Yarn Pyramid Print, and of course, their amazing Field Bag

Sufficiently inspired for the fall? Me too. Once it starts to get a little chillier around here, I'll be posting some of my favorite fall traditions to do around the area. Have a great rest of the week!

Playing with Natural Fibers by Melody Fulone

Since beginning work at a yarn and loom company, I've been inspired every day to go home and be creative with fiber art. Sometimes I'm too tired to keep up with the creativity, but I never run out of ideas. My latest obsession is working with a little rigid heddle loom I bought - it's super annoying to warp, but so addicting to weave on.

Just look at how gorgeous this is! Woven with linen and cotton.

Just look at how gorgeous this is! Woven with linen and cotton.

I've been on the lookout for high-quality natural fibers lately to add to my pieces. One component I really wanted to include in my pieces was wool roving. My coworker Michelle happens to be an expert on wool, and she helped me figure out where to find it, what to ask for and look for, and she even brought in a massive bag of the stuff for me! 

I'm planning to incorporate more wool roving into my weavings and wall hangings, but I couldn't resist trying this woven hoop piece. It's so delightfully natural and organic - it felt like weaving directly from a sheep. Which... it pretty much was. Ha!

It looks like a woolly mammoth!

It looks like a woolly mammoth!

Working with linen has been rewarding, too. It's a little stiff, and a bit like weaving with grass, which makes for a delightfully minimalist, organic finished product.

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The two pieces pictured in this post will be making their way to a special maker's market on Saturday. Be sure to follow me on Instagram or like my Facebook to keep up with updates, and subscribe to my email list so you'll never miss a post!