This small shawl has been woven in a style called deflected double weave, in which two separate layers of cloth are woven on the loom at the same time while being interlaced with each other. This technique create striking designs, with each side of the cloth having a totally unique, yet complementary look to the other side. This piece fits beautifully over the shoulders hanging down to about the elbows. It is not intended to be wrapped all of the way around the neck.
There are two large hydrangea trees outside of my workspace window. I’m completely infatuated with them and, inevitably, each fall I end up weaving something inspired by those trees. In the summer the flowers are bright white, then shift to an antique pink, before fading in to a lovely brown. This small shawl, along with its sister longer shawl, are this year’s hydrangea pieces.
Dimensions: 45”x19”, plus an additional 4.5” of twisted fringe on each end.
Materials: Sustainably grown American color-grown cotton (brown), hand-dyed organic American grown cotton (pinks-greys), and tencel (white).
Care: Hand wash in cool water, roll in a towel to remove excess water, air dry.