What it is:
A blend of soft, gentle gray alpaca fibers and bold multi-colored wool. A repeating pinwheel pattern adds an extra bit of texture to this keepsake scarf.
Why we like it:
We like the way that the warp (think: long-running yarns) forms 3 distinct columns of color softened by the gentle feel of alpaca.
Who else might like it:
Anyone who loves to be warm and enjoys the feel of natural fibers. For color-lovers and fans of neutral tones alike!
Sidewinder Alpaca Scarf
We wove this scarf in our home studio in East Tennessee using a rigid heddle loom. A rigid heddle loom is a traditional-style, table-top handloom.
After weaving, we hand sew the edges with a hemstitch to prevent raveling. Then we twisted the fringe.
Finally, all scarves go through a process called wet-finishing. We soak the scarves in a gentle, eco-friendly rinse and let them air dry. This creates a stronger bond between the individual fibers by causing them to bloom and become tightly interlocked.