Handwoven Scarves and Shawls

Wrap up and stand out.

I make these scarves and shawls the way I like them - generously sized and designed to drape beautifully.  This is Southern California, so they aren't very heavy - just enough to keep the chill off on a cool evening or for a fashion statement during the day.

 

 

My Fuzzy Valentine Scarf

Roses are red, and candy is dandy, but a scarf will wrap her in a hug that lasts long after the candy is gone and the roses have faded.

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Persistence Scarf

In January 2017 I marched, with millions of others, in a sea of pink. A hundred years ago, women marched in white and purple and gold - they wore these colors in sashes and cloaks and cockades and carried them in banners. The wore them until their cloaks were ragged and the banners were faded. They wore them until the 19th amendment was ratified on August 26th, 1920. I wove this scarf to honor them.

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Winter Nights Scarf

Dark of night, gray shadows, moonlight on snow, shining icicles.  This cozy yet fashionable scarf combines soft wool, faux fur, and sparkly tinsel to create this wintery effect.  Consider pairing it with a warm coat, or a simple black dress.  Better yet, take it for a walk in the moonlight.

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City Nights Scarf 

The towering buildings are black with silvery lights.  The sky is lightened from midnight to sea blue.  The Phil is playing at the concert hall.  You need something to liven up that black evening coat or dress.  This elegant handwoven scarf could be it.

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Sweet Hearts Scarf  

Do you like Sweet Hearts?  I do - more than chocolate, I confess.  The colors of this hand woven scarf remind me of those little candies, available only around Valentines Day.  This scarf is cozy enough to keep you warm, fashionable enough to make a statement and cheerful enough to brighten up even the dullest February day.

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Teal Blues Scarf

Blues and greens - water colors inspired this scarf. It was a long, dry summer. Now, even though it's winter, hot dry winds have stirred up fires that are burning out of control. We need the cooling water to quench the fires and refresh our souls.

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Forest Greens Scarf

Pine forests are not one color. There is the dark green of the old trees, the bright green of the young trees, there are grasses and wild flowers under the trees, and brown needles that crunch when you walk on them.  

This scarf is cozy, yet has an excellent drape. Take a hike. Wear this scarf.

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Copper Penny Scarf

Find a penny, pick it up.
All day long you'll have good luck.

 

 

 

My Blue Denim Shawl

Sometimes a shawl is just a shawl.  Sometimes it's an idea.  In this case an idea about a favorite pair of blue jeans and a crisp white cotton blouse - and a shawl to keep the chill off when you walk along the beach with your beloved at sunset.  Or maybe it's just a shawl.  You decide.

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Chartres Infinity Scarf

The cathedral in Chartres, France is known for the bluish-purplish light from its famous stained glass windows. This shawl has an almost stained glass effect form the blue and purple yarns, with the sheen of mohair and silk. 
The mixed warp contains mohair, silk and a touch of wool. The weft is hand-dyed indigo silk. The result is light, whisper soft and exceptionally drapeable.

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Orange Colored Sky Shawl

“I was walking along minding my business
When love came and hit me in the eye
Flash, bam, alacazam,
Out of the orange colored, purple stripes,
Pretty green polka-dot sky
Flash, bam, alacazam,
Went the sky.”

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Autumn Sage Scarf

Exceptionally soft and drape-y; shades of cream, sage green and gold - with a hint of metallic.

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Chanel-Inspired Scarf

Coco Chanel redefined and feminized tweed with vibrant pastels in her iconic suits.  That's the inspiration for this scarf. Touches of pale chartreuse and lavender add pizzaz, as does the pale pink faux fur. Pair this with a tailored winter-white wool coat for a pick-me-up from the winter blues.

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Autumn Whisper Scarf

Whisper soft and slightly sheer.  Can you see the subtle stripe?  Wear while picking late season apples, or stomping in a pile of leaves.  

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Spring Whisper Scarf

 I don’t generally use just one kind of yarn in my scarves - I like to mix it up with color and texture.  But this variegated lace weight mohair spoke to me as it was - cream to green to yellow to pink and back to cream.  Like the crocuses of early spring.

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Pacific Sunset Scarf

Last winter, while the rest of the country was buried under snow, we had unseasonably warm weather and some amazing sunsets.  It seemed like all my Facebook friends were competing for the most dramatic photo.  The colors were astounding - the same vibrant colors that are in this scarf.

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Bomb Pop Scarf

I fell in love with this naturally dyed wool - indigo and cochineal - because it reminded me of a bomb pop - and I love bomb pops!  I paired it with a little bit of icy sparkle and some soft whitewool.  The result is this cheerful little scarf.

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