One Size – Width 59cm Length (ex. fringes) 132cm
This pack contains all the Alice Starmore® Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required for Suzani, plus an amendment with instructions to be worked in conjunction with those given in A Collector’s Item. You will require a copy of A COLLECTOR’S ITEM for the pattern instructions, the book A Collector’s Item is available for purchase here.
It is available in either Blue (as shown in wrap) or Bronze (as shown in swatch) colourways. This design is also available as a vest.
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Sir William Burrell appreciated fine needlework and his collection contains many fine pieces. My favourites are the large wall hangings from central Asia which are known as suzani: a Tadzhik word meaning embroidered cloth. They were usually made of undyed, unbleached cotton embroidered with floss silk. The motifs were floral and the colours tended to be warm. I have emulated the effect in knitting by using strong reds emphasised by a contrasting blue background. Both the pattern elements from the original vest in the book, and the qualities of our Hebridean 2 Ply cried out to be worked as a wrap, which is why I wrote the pattern amendment.
Some of the designs from A Collector's Item which are available as yarn packs in Hebridean 2 Ply, 3 Ply, Bainin and Scottish Fleet.