This scarf is extra wide, but with the fineness of the yarn you can wear it equally well scrunched up around you neck as a scarf or draped over your shoulders as a shawl. Either way, the bold addition of blue/green art yarn weaving its way along the length of the scarf, will add some drama to any outfit.
Suri is the softest of alpaca fibres. It’s a little warmer than wool and drapes beautifully.
Handwoven on my floor loom, this scarf is a mix of our own suri alpaca woven onto a warp of local NSW wool. The art yarn is also local from NSW and is a mix of natural fibres. The ends are hemstitched individually by hand while still on the loom.
Our alpaca products are truly sustainable with the fibre coming from either our own herd or those of neighbouring farms. 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 weave this luxurious yarn as is, in its natural colour, or we gently dye it ourselves, using either natural or gentle non toxic dyes. Sometimes we also add a fine silk, or recycled sari silk.
Alpaca fibre is resilient and this scarf 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.