This scarf is subtle in design, the soft natural colours coming from leaves gathered in and around our property. It is soft and warm, being woven from pure alpaca, in the natural colours of the Australian bush. The ends are hand stitched, a process done on the loom alongside the weaving. This scarf will add a touch of unique style to your winter outfit. Wrap it around your neck when heading out the door on a chilly winter’s day, or dress it up by knotting it and pairing it with smart shoes and jacket.
This scarf is handwoven by myself, Fiona, on one of my floor looms. From design concept to finished product, I create each piece with attention to detail, always allowing the design to change and grow with the weaving. The yarn comes from our own herd of alpacas, the dye comes from the leaves of the gums growing in the reserve below our property.
Suri is the softest of alpaca fibres. it’s a little heavier than wool and will drape elegantly around the body – it’s warmer than wool too, so even though this scarf is light, you will feel extra cosy on those cool days and chilly nights.
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.
Several scarves are woven on the one warp, each scarf uniquely different but similar in colours and form. The photos shown are a selection of each scarf from this particular warp.