April Scarf Collection

#1 – Colorblock Cashmere Cowl – Bold
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool and a weft of a luscious cashmere/silk blend. The weft was dyed with Black Walnuts, Sandalwood, Buckthorn and Alkanet. (The photos don’t capture the beautiful, vibrant chartreuse of the Buckthorn, but it looks even better in person) The sumptuous mane of fringe is made of sea cell/merino/silk threads that were also dyed with Black Walnuts. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 65.5 inches around.

#2 – Colorblock Cashmere – Muted
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool and a weft of a luscious cashmere/silk blend. The weft was dyed with Sandalwood, Buckthorn and Rabbitbrush. The sumptuous mane of fringe is made of sea cell/merino/silk threads that are their natural white, and also dyed with Black Walnuts and Buckthorn. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 65 inches around.

#3 – Brights + Alpaca
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool and a weft of a Alpaca and Baby Alpaca/Soysilk (pink). The bright mane of fringe is made of Merino. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 65.5 inches around.

#4 – Forest Creature
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed chunky Merino and sea cell/merino/silk. The weft was dyed with mostly Black Walnuts, with a little accent stripe of Marigold. The sumptuous mane of fringe is made with merino that has been felted. It was dyed with Black Walnuts, Marigold and Mountain Holly. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 65.5 inches around.

#5 – Naturally Bright
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed chunky Merino. The weft was dyed with Black Walnuts, Marigold, Sandalwood & Cochineal. The resplendent mane of fringe is made with sea cell/merino/silk that was dyed with Cochineal, Sandalwood, Buckthorn, Marigold, Black Walnuts, Onion Skins and Mountain Holly. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 67 inches around.

#6 – Sagebrush & Summer Grass
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed Merino, chunky Merino, Alpaca and Cashmere. The natural dyes used in this piece were Black Walnuts and Mountain Holly. The cascade of felted fringe is made of Merino. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 67 inches around.

#7 – Naturally Dyed Rainbow
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed chunky Merino and merino/seacell/silk. The natural dyes used in this piece were Black Walnuts, Cochineal, Marigold, Buckthorn, Sandalwood, Rabbit Brush and Mountain Holly. The gathering of felted fringe is made of Merino. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 66.5 inches around.

#8 – Soft Heart
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed merino/seacell/silk. The natural dyes used in this piece were Black Walnuts, Cochineal, Sandalwood & Marigold. The sumptuous gathering of felted fringe is made of naturally dyed merino/sea cell/silk as well. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 67.25 inches around.

#9 – Rainbow + Alpaca
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of Alpaca. The sumptuous gathering of felted fringe is made of hand dyed rainbow merino. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 67 inches around.

#10 – Rainbow + a Little Sparkle
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of all sorts of textures of merino, cashmere, wool and some wool with just a little bit of sparkles. The sumptuous gathering of felted fringe is made of hand dyed rainbow merino. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 67 inches around.

#11 – Cochineal Sunburst
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed merino. The dyes used were cochineal (red) and marigolds (yellow). The orange was made with cochineal dyed over marigolds. The luscious gathering of felted fringe is also cochineal dyed merino. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 66 inches around.

#12 – Butterfly Wings
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of naturally dyed silk/merino/seacell and chunky merino. The dyes used for both the weft and fringe were cochineal, sandalwood, buckthorn, black walnut and marigolds. Into the weft was woven a sumptuous gathering of silk/merino/seacell fringe and inlaid designs. The designs are reflections of the butterflies that rode the wind by my loom as I wove in Cochise Stronghold. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 66 inches around.

#13 – Color Dancer
Woven on a warp of Black Walnut dyed organic merino wool with a weft of cashmere. The cashmere was raised, processed and hand spun by a woman’s cooperative in Afghanistan. Into the weft were woven sumptuous rows of silk/merino/seacell fringe that were dyed with cochineal, sandalwood, black walnut and marigolds. Technicalities – It is 9 inches wide & 63.5 inches around.