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Saturday, February 2, 2008

WEARABLES WITH CHARACTER - Handwoven by Kristin Kelley

Featuring Kristin from SKIINGWEAVER

I can see that Kristin loves her weaving. She uses her own intricate designs to transform lovely eco-friendly yarn into scarves with their own identity.

Check out her beautiful work:





This handwoven bamboo scarf is soft and very drapable, this scarf would suit either a man or a woman.

It is woven in a structure that is not commonly available in commercial fabrics, which makes it a unique piece.

This scarf is made in bamboo yarn.

The bamboo plant is the fastest growing woody plant on earth. Bamboo groves are planted and harvested within three years, and no pesticides or chemicals are used on the plants, making this fiber not only ecologically sound but also sustainable.

The process of spinning the yarn from the bamboo creates a lovely sheen in the yarn, which has the softness of silk or cashmere and wonderful drapability. Textiles created from bamboo yarn are lightweight enough to be cool in the summer but also warm in the winter. They even have antibacterial properties that last through several wash cycles!

For further description of this scarf: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8692462

Please visit her shop for more pieces: www.skiingweaver.etsy.com

And her blog: http://skiingweaver.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

DreamWoven said...

i've had Kristin marked as a favorite for some time now. Her work is beautiful! Glad to see her featured here.

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