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Handwoven Scarves - Silk & Blends

Silk connotes richness wherever it's found, and with good reason. Silk yarn is expensive because of all the labor involved in making it. Based on its size and texture, it can also be a challenging fiber to work with. For centuries silk was worn exclusively by royalty and aristocrats. When you wear a silk scarf you'll be wrapped in luxury.

Silk scarves drape beautifully, whether standing alone or blended with another fiber, as are many of the scarves below.

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ice mint silk handwoven scarf
Ice Mint Lace
Handwoven Silk Scarves

These handwoven lace scarves must truly be seen and touched to be appreciated. They are woven from a medium weight, textured silk, providing a great deal of interest. The lace pattern accentuates the texture while simultaneously adding lightness. Be sure to click on the image for a larger picture with more detail.

Silk scarves look great with everything, from skinny jeans to a little black dress. The color, texture, and weaving pattern in these scarves are sure to draw compliments no matter where you go.

These handwoven silk scarves are 9" wide and 72" long, plus double-twisted fringe. These scarves must be gently hand washed in warm water and laid flat to dry; press with a cool iron if desired. Dry cleaning is another option.
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$140.00

 

lavendar cashmere silk  handwoven scarves
Lavendar Lace
Cashmere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

The pale lavendar of these cashmere & silk scarves is understated, providing a tasteful complement to every outfit.

There are two different weaving patterns for these hand made lavendar lace scarves (Click on the image for a larger view.) On the top is an all-over lace pattern, while the scarf on the bottom intersperses a lace pattern with plain weave for a different look.

These handwoven scarves are 7" wide and 72 " long, plus fringe. They are so soft and flexible, you'll have a wealth of wrapping options to choose from. These scarves must be dry cleaned or gently hand washed in warm water. They are so lightweight they dry in a heartbeat. Press lightly with a very clean, cool iron if you insist.

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About Silk

Silk is a fiber made from the cocoons of the silkworm. Despite its name, the silkworm is not actually a worm at all, but a very special type of caterpillar, one that eats only mulberry leaves. To ensure an adequate and consistent supply of yarn, most silk today comes from silkworms raised specifically for this purpose.

Here's a bit of mind-boggling information that will help you understand why silk is expensive: It takes 2,500 silkworm eggs to grow into caterpillars and ultimately eating 165 pounds of mulberry leaves to produce just 1 pound of silk.

Often, when people think of silk they call to mind a very thin and smooth fabric with high sheen. (This is charmeuse.) There are many types of silk, however, depending on how it is produced. A few are chiffon, dupioni, crepe de chine, and noile. Some silk is highly textured, some quite thick. All types retain silk's properties of warmth, breathability, and strength.

About Cashmere

Because it is so soft and lightweight, many people are surprised to learn that cashmere comes from a goat. Not just any goat, of course, but a special type of goat. Kashmir goats were originally raised only in Mongolia, but they now are found in many countries.

Cashmere yarn starts when the goats are shorn, or when they molt, both of which can only happen once a year. The wool is then gathered, cleaned, combed, and spun. The best cashmere comes from the goat's belly and throat.

By itself, cashmere is not a very strong fiber. That's why it is often blended with another wool, or in my case, silk. The blend of 50% silk and 50% cashmere I use combines the wonderful properties of both fibers into one luxurious handwoven scarf.

Like every Second Wind product, each scarf is proudly individually handmade in the U.S.A. I wove each scarf shown here on my vintage loom in rural, western New York state.

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cotton handwoven scarves or contact me to order a scarf in the colors and weaving designs of your choice.

eggshell cashmere silk handwoven scarf
Eggshell Lace
Cashemere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

Eggshell is a great neutral. The color is soft and easy on the eye, and ensures that these handwoven scarves will coordinate perfectly with any outfit. (Click on the image for a larger photo.)

These cashmere & silk scarves are 7.5" wide and 72" long, plus fringe. These scarves must be dry cleaned or gently hand washed in warm water. They are so lightweight they dry in a heartbeat. Press lightly with a very clean, cool iron if you insist.

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dark purple cashmere silk handwoven scarf
Royal Purple Lace
Cashmere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

These dark purple scarves are somewhat thicker than the other cashmere & silk scarves on this page. The very complex diamond weaving pattern required that the threads be closer together to make a stable fabric. (Click on the image for more detail.)These handwoven scarves are 7" wide and 72" long, plus fringe. You must either dry clean or gently hand launder these cashmere & silk scarves.

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black cashmere silk handwoven scarves
Black Lace
Cashmere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

Black is classic regardless of garment type and fiber content. When it's a handwoven scarf made from cashmere & silk, it's both classic and classy. These scarves will add a touch of smartness to every outfit, and can easily be worn indoors all year long. (Click on the image for a larger photo that shows more detail.)

These handwoven scarves are 8" wide and 72" long, plus fringe. Either dry clean or gently hand wash in tepid water.

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red cashmere silk  handwoven scarves
Bright Red Lace
Cashmere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

Need a bit spice in your life? These bright red handwoven scarves will add a pop of color when you drape one around your neck. You're sure to draw admiring glances when you wear one with either light or dark colors. (Click on the photo for a larger image and more detail.)

These handwoven scarves are 8" wide and 72" long, plus fringe, for plenty of wrapping options. Gently hand wash in warm water or dry clean.

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blue & cream cashmere silk handwoven scarf
Slate Blue & Cream Lace
Cashmere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

These scarves are woven in a different lace pattern than the other scarves shown here. Instead of an all-over lace pattern, the handwoven scarves have a border of lace along each edge, with a stripe of cream down the center. (Click on the photo for more details.)

The combination of the colors and the weave pattern somehow make these scarves seem a bit more casual than the other scarves on this page.

These cashmere & silk scarves are 7.5" wide and 72" long, plus fringe. Dry clean or gently hand wash.

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Contact me to see what other cashmere & silk scarves I have in stock, and visit my blog to see what I'm weaving now.

 

orange cashmere silk handwoven scarf
Orange Lace
Cashmere & Silk Handwoven Scarves

Orange is trendy. So much so that I have a hard time weaving enough of these cashmere & silk scarves to consistently have them in stock. They complement every skin tone, and look great over almost all colors. (Click on the image for more details.)

These handmade scarves are each 7 1/2" wide and 72" long plus fringe. Hand wash gently or dry clean these delicate scarves.
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$115.00


 
       
   
   

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