Thursday, 10 February 2011

Folksy Friday - All Shawls

I love shawls.  I think they give an air of romance regardless of the style of shawl that is being worn.  In Victorian England in the mid 1800's sheer lace shawls would be worn with crinoline evening gowns and opera-length gloves.

They come in a variety of shapes and styles and can be very lightweight with an open texture like lace or they can be heavier with a more solid texture.

Shawls are used for symbolic reaons, to compliment an outfit or to keep warm at outdoor or indoor evening affairs where the temperature is warm enough for men in suits but not for women in dresses and where a jacket may be inappropriate.

I will be writing more blog posts about shawls in the coming weeks but here a some I made earlier.


Here are some shawl related items that are made by other Folksy sellers.

Purple Sheep Knits Pooji
WinterComforts Silky Prudence
The Knitting Yarn

Pendeen Shawl by Purple Sheep Knits
2 Ply Shetland Baby Shawl by Pooji
Handmade Lavender Woollen Lace Shawl by WinterComforts
Love Knot Shawl - Peony by Silky Prudence
Baby's 4ply White Heirloom Shawl by The Knitting Yarn

4 comments:

  1. I love all the shawls you've made yourself and the one's you've chosen - beautiful selections :-)

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  2. I adore Purple Sheep's shawl, beautiful!

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  4. Great post - I love your greeny-blue shawl - it reminds me of a mermaid!

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