Alpaca Shawl, Wrap or Throw

A gloriously soft fine shawl handwoven in suri alpaca

$325.00 incl. GST

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Description

Beautifully fine with a loose weave, this alpaca shawl is soft and delicate. I have woven it on my floor loom in the saori style. The shawl is un dyed white in colour, with rivers of soft colours working their way across the weave. Fold it in half to drape around your shoulders. When you’re not wearing it, this comforting wrap can be used as a throw, adding warmth and softness to any room in your home or while you travel.

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 shawl is extra fine, you will feel extra cosy on those cool days and chilly nights.  The fineness of the yarn and the loose weave , plus also the size, make it best folded in half when used as a shawl. For a throw or blanket, open it out and it will drape beautifully across the lounge or over a bed. Fold it 3 or 4 times lengthways across the end of a guest bed.

Pure alpaca, a mix of both Huacaya and Suri breeds, makes this shawl incredibly soft and warm. Our alpaca products are truely sustainable with all fibre coming from either our own herd or those of a neighbouring farm.  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, just a couple hundred kilometres away.  Once they have cleaned, carded and spun it into the fine yarn, it is returned to us.  We then weave this luxurious yarn as is, in its natural colour, or we gently dye it ourselves, using either natural or gentle non toxic dyes. The browns in this shawl are undyed, they chocolate brown coming from our young male, Coco

Measurements
Fringe – 9cm (3.5in)
Width – 158cm (62in)
Length – 106cm (42in)

​Alpaca fibre is resilient and this shawl 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.

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