Helen Wilder -
Silk and Alpaca Scarf
Material and Inspiration:
The purple and fawn scarf is made from silk and alpaca
This pointed twill gives the fabric light and dark patterned areas much like the light and dark areas needed for camouflage
Lovely for cool evenings.
Size: 28 cm wide and 169 cm long
Care: Gentle hand wash and steam iron.
"I started learning weaving many years ago at a craft cottage doing tapestry weaving between two sticks .After that I decided to learn more about the craft and enrolled in the Strathfield School of Textiles where I learned loom weaving, spinning dying etc. I was there for a few years and did many more courses there as I was so enthusiastic about weaving. I did many workshops in Mittagong and Geelong over the years and enjoyed every minute of it.
My grandfather had a weaving factory in Amsterdam before I was born and I must have inherited his love for the craft.
I love dying silk and other fibres and each scarf turns out differently. The possibilities are endless."
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