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Cats Paw Plus Shawl

Martha Owen


Shawl made of Cormo/Corriedale wool knitted for an elegant wrap for the evening.  After washing, pin out points and leave until dry.

  • 52″ x 16″
  • About 4 oz.
  • Mill spun fine wool yarn, (a blend of “Dan the Ram” and “Ramona”)
  • Mordanted with copper and vinegar
  • Dyed with Old Time dyes of South America: logwood and cochineal
  • Hand knit with traditional Shetland Lace: Cat’s paw plus

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Martha Owen

Using inspirations from antiquity and nature I individually design yarns and custom made knit wear of wool and angora from my own managed flock of sheep. All colors are from the sheep or the natural/vegetable dye pot. A sheep is sheared, the wool washed, dyed, picked, and carded. Each thread is spun one at at time on a spinning wheel, and is then hand knitted into custom made garments. Some fleece is sent to a mill that guarantees my wool back to me in a simple yarn that I often dye. Related products such as roving, blankets and sheep skins are sometimes available. There is nothing like wool to show comfort and connection to a sustainable and healthy environment.

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