Here is a stylish infinity scarf handwoven by myself, Fiona on my Saori floor loom, combining pure alpaca on a fine woollen warp . The alpaca yarn is from our own herd and is hand dyed with natural dyes. The wool is grown and processed in NSW.
Naturally dyed with indigo, the colour transitions gently from dark to pale along the length of the scarf. This scarf can be worn as a single length with the twist at the base, or twice around your neck for that extra comfort level. You can scrunch it up close to your neck, or you can drape it elegantly around your shoulders. The trick for infinity scarves is to keep the twist at the front and keep it flat at the back. Then it is just a matter of tweaking it til it sits how you like. It is perfect for fresh summer evenings or to keep the autumn chill at bay and adds a touch of style to a simple t-shirt or dress.
At Ashculme Textiles we walk gently on this precious earth. I hand weave each piece at my studio in rural NSW, using the yarn from our small herd of Suri Alpaca. The process is mostly here on the farm – after shearing, we clean the fleeces before sending them to a local mill where small batches are washed, carded & spun. I use natural dyes working with rain water that flows directly from the tank and on into the garden after use.
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.