Suri is the softest of alpaca fibres. It’s warmer than wool and will drape elegantly around the body – it’s lighter than wool too, so even though this scarf is extra fine, it will keep the chill at bay on those cool days and chilly nights. Handwoven on my floor loom, this scarf is a mix of our own hand dyed suri alpaca woven onto a warp of organic merino.
Our alpaca products are truly sustainable with the fibre coming from either our own herd or those of neighbouring farms. We clean the fleece of vegetable matter and select the best of the locks. Due to the fragile nature of the suri fibre we then send it to a local small scale mill. Once they have cleaned, carded and spun it into the fine yarn, it is returned to us. We weave this luxurious yarn as is, in its natural colour, or we gently dye it ourselves, using either natural or gentle non toxic dyes. Sometimes we also add a fine silk, or recycled sari silk.
Alpaca fibre is resilient and this scarf will keep its shape and softness for years.
Should you need to wash it, do so by hand only, in warm soapy water, agitating as little as possible. Squeeze 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.