Each scarf is this series is a unique expression of movement and color. Hand dyed mulberry silk strands are inlaid in a silk-alpaca ground cloth. Each scarf is completely unique and lets the color of the inlay guide the movement of the pattern, woven almost as a meditation. The combination of alpaca and silk creates a scarf that feels light and soft as a cloud, as well as incredibly warm and comfortable.
Size: 10" x 72"
Fiber Content: silk warp, silk-alpaca weft, hand painted silk inlay
Care: Hand wash in luke warm water with mild detergent. *Do not wring* Hang dry. Iron on medium high if needed.
About all my items:
This item was handwoven by me on a floor loom, mechanically identical to ones used in the 1800s. The art of weaving is considered one of the oldest technologies in the world, and the fundamentals have changed very little in that time. Each item is constructed entirely by me, and begins its journey as loose thread eventually transformed into whole cloth. Every strand of yarn is carefully threaded into the loom, and every inch of fabric is created by building one thread on the next, interweaving them to create intricate patterns. I love weaving precisely because of how tactile it is, and how much time I get to spend touching the yarn and enjoying the colors. Because of this, every textile I weave is a pleasure to touch and look at, and is a unique creation that represents hours of a labor of love, years of study and practice, and centuries of culture and technology.