Here is a light & stylish infinity scarf handwoven by myself, Fiona on my Saori floor loom, combining alpaca, merino & cotton in a loose, fine weave. Dotted along the length of the scarf are lengths of indigo dyed silk, the silk having been recycled from my mother’s well loved collection. The cotton comes from Full Circle Fibres who produce sustainable and low water use cotton in Queensland.
This scarf can be worn as a single length with the twist at the base, or twice around your neck for that extra comfort level. It is perfect for fresh summer evenings or to keep the autumn chill at bay and adds a touch of style to a simple t-shirt or dress.
At Ashculme Textiles we walk gently on this precious earth. I hand weave each piece at my studio in rural NSW, using the yarn from our small herd of Suri Alpaca. The process is mostly here on the farm – after shearing, we clean the fleeces before sending them to a local mill where small batches are washed, carded & spun. I use natural dyes working with rain water that flows directly from the tank and on into the garden after use. In my weaving the designs come as I weave, allowing my fingers to instinctively create as they work.
Alpaca fibre is resilient will keep its shape and softness for years.
Should you need to wash it, do so by hand only, squeezing out excess water by folding it in a towel and pressing down. Do not wring. Dry laid out flat. Not to be tumble dried. Iron with a cool iron, protecting it with a cotton or linen tea towel.