Super soft, warm, and with a great drape, this hand woven silk wool scarf is dyed with cochineal and little soda ash to raise the pH of the dye bath. The weaver from a fair trade village in India warped the loom with high twist silk and used very fine soft merino wool in the weft. When washed, the high twist silk gives the crinkled texture.
Dimensions: 66″ Long without the Fringe, 70″ total length 20″ Wide
Soft and warm, this rose pink silk wool crinkle scarf has endless ways of styling to fit your personality.
This rose pink color was created by mixing cochineal dye and little soda ash to raise the pH of the dye bath. Cochineal is a bug that grows on the prickly pear cactus in Mexico. It is a very ancient dye, the source of beautiful reds.
The weavers used a very high twist silk in the warp, and a fine soft merino wool in the weft. The result is a very soft crinkle scarf with a great drape. It is the high twisted silk that creates the crinkle.
The fair trade weavers I work with are from a village near the east coast of India. I design the fabric for the scarf and they weave it with un-dyed natural fibers for me. It is like a blank canvas when it arrives, yet it carries the personality of each weaver. That is what I love about hand woven fabrics–you feel the connection with the person who made it.
I dyed this hand woven tussah silk shawl with osage natural dye to create a brilliant lemon yellow color. The shawl is hand woven in a fair trade village in India. The weaver incorporated inlaid linear designs throughout the shawl. Washable, colorfast.
Dimensions: 76" Long, 24" Wide
A mix of Osage and Cochineal natural dyes made a honey amber color on this silk cotton wrap. The fabric has a check pattern which plays with light. The cotton yarn gives a matte look, while the silk reflects a soft glow. Wear this to the office, out to dinner, casual or resort wear. The honey amber color looks great with cream, white and navy. Washable, soft and comfortable.
Dimensions: 72" Long without the Fringe, 20" Wide
This 50% silk 50% merino wool wrap will keep you warm on a chilly evening. Woven by fair trade artisans, I dyed the fabric with a mix of Logwood natural dye and soda ash. The wrap was clamped with metal objects and dipped indigo to create the patterns.
Dimensions: 60" Long without the Fringe, 23" Wide