Several types of scarves are shown here.
Gossamer scarves are made using silk handkerchiefs and merino wool. Silk handkerchiefs are created from silk worm cocoons that have been spread out on a frame. Mawata refers to this type of silk preparation in which the softened cocoons are spread onto a frame. The handkerchiefs are then dyed.
Each hankie is gossamer thin. A layer of silk is laid onto the work surface, wisps of wool are placed over it, and another layer of hankies tops the wool. It is wet down and felted. The result is a very light weight laminated fabric – a gossamer scarf.
Holey Moley scarves are made from merino or merino blends. The roving is laid out in a woven grid and then felted. The result is a very light weight, warm scarf.
Woven wool gauze scarves may also be found here. These are extremely light weight, suitable to wear in an air conditioned building. They are hand dyed using acid dyes. They are not felted.
Felted scarves made by the Village Knitiot. To learn more, or make a purchase, contact Barbara Henry.
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