Soft neutral shades in this stunning longer shift. Woven in a tabby design in linen with inlays of silks.
Warp – fine NZ grown grey alpaca with merino with a strip of hand dyed by me alpaca and a line of gold merino silk.
Weft – off white pure linens , inlays of vintage Japanese silks and a line of gold merino silk.
Soft linen feel, linen gets softer the more it is worn, softer alpaca warp. Mid weight, soft drape and mid warmth.
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Shoulder opening (A-B-A) – 80cm
Vertical fall (A-C) – 80
Weaving length (A-D) – double 60cm plus short tassles.
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How dimensions work...
Sizing Capes and Shifts
Anyone can wear a handwoven cape or shift. The key measurement is the width of your shoulders - the shoulder opening measurement is shown in cms with each piece of weaving.
Use the diagrams to help give you an idea of how this piece of weaving will fall on your body. The important thing is, when you receive it - just throw it over yourself and have a play in front of a flattering mirror. Have a look at my gallery to see a few different ways you can wear your weaving if you need inspiration.
The shoulder opening for any cape or shift is adjustable, please get in touch with any questions about this.
I wash each piece as soon as it leaves the loom. This evens up the fibres, cleans them and fluffs them up to look their best. Your weaving doesn't need excessive washing, wool is great for repelling dirt and moisture. To wash, by hand gently, a non chemical liquid works best, then a quick spin around the washing machine to get out the excess water or roll in a towel. Give the weaving a shake and gently pull the fibres across the width of the weaving. Hang in the breeze over a towel on the line until dry... Easy!!
Rolling your weaving to travel or store will prevent and remove creases.
Word to the wise...
If you ever catch any of the fibres, gently pull the weaving widthwise and the fibres will disappear back into the fabric.