The process of my scarves, throws, wraps, and shawls is inspired from an old felting technique. Its a type of weaving by hand without the assistance of a loom, and instead woven by hand. The only materials involved in the process is raw fiber from different breeds of the Merino Sheep, warm water, and soap naturally made from olive oil. The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. Merinos are regarded as having the finest and softest wool of any sheep. After a series of agitation techniques have been applied to the fibers, the pieces are ready for use. This process can take anywhere from 1 day to a week to create just the right texture and aesthetic. Working with such versatile materials has always been a fascination for me. There is so much freedom when ones hands are the main tool in a process, and there is such a large range of personalities that can result in a textile. It feels incredible to be in control of the fabrication and reproduction of one medium into another so naturally. I love to make things in which one can really see the handwork that went into it, while being simultaneously new and innovative.
Each piece is custom made. It is very hard to replicate a piece exactly, but they can be identical in size and color, while the weave takes on a life of its own. This is another factor that is so defining and inspirational about the product is the impossibility of mass producing exact replicas. I feel that no two person should have the same creation, for each ones speaks to the one who is wearing it and becomes their own identity. There is nothing better than knowing that you are the only one to be the holder of something unique.