Suri is the softest of alpaca fibres and will drape elegantly around the body – it is very light, but warmer than wool, so even though this shrug is extra fine, you will feel comfortable on those cool days and chilly nights.
Shrugs are ideal when you need to take the chill off your neck and shoulders, adding elegance to a summery evening dress. Should your neck get extra cold, scrunch it together along the length and wear it as a scarf. It is a soft, lightweight and versatile piece.
This shrug is handwoven by Fiona. From design concept to finished product, each piece is created with attention to detail, always allowing the design to change and grow with the weaving. The yarn comes from our own herd of alpacas and Australian Merino, the dye comes from the leaves of the gums growing in the reserve below our property.
Our small herd of suri alpacas live here on our farm and I can watch them grazing contentedly from the window while I weave. The merino is Australian and processed here in NSW, making our slow fashion products truely sustainable and ethical.
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.