Ponchos are warm, easy to wear and so versatile. Throw it on, and head out the door. Or take an extra moment to line up the joining seam, just forward of your arm and shoulder. For some more elegance, turn it a little, with the seam now down your centre back, roll the neckline over a couple of times, pair with some smart jeans and a long necklace. My favourite way to wear these though is by bringing up the corner by your wrist to your shoulder and holding it there with a shawl pin. The everyday poncho now looks smart enough for an evening out in town. There are endless ways to wear a poncho and the ultimate style is completely up to you.
For this poncho I have hand dyed the alpaca yarn to a beautiful mustard yellow, using local plants. These colours are colourfast. I have woven it onto a woollen warp, also hand dyed, prior to the weaving. The wool is grown and processed in NSW. the fringe is carefully hand twisted into a french twist.
Ponchos make versatile and comfortable maternity wear. And many new mothers also choose to wear a poncho both for the warmth and protection it provides while you carry your baby on your chest, but also for comfort, simplicity and privacy while nursing.
Our small herd of suri alpacas live here on our farm and I can watch them grazing contentedly from the window while I weave. Supplementary fibre comes from nearby farms, making our slow fashion products truely sustainable and ethical.
Gently hand wash in warm water, wrap in a towel to remove excess water and lay flat to dry. Do not wring. Can be ironed with a protective cotton tea towel laid over it.