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The Path of the Capelets Dream pt 2-Eco-Fashion

 Lets get into some behind the scenes info on the Capelets. Splendid Fairy Wren Capelets were woven in a small batch run using my 100% plant based exotic fiber blends. These capelets are made with sustainability in mind.  Each one is woven with a medium weight tencel paired with a uniqure blend of tencel with cotton/hemp , seacell,rose, hemp, or dandelion!    I hand paint and dye tencel yarn, made from eucalyptus trees,  which is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable yarns out there! They have a wonderful drape and are luxuriously soft. The pattern I designed for the Splendid Fairy Wren Capelet had to be something that had a fun play on shapes with curves in it....

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The Path of the Capelets Dream pt 1

If you asked me at the beginning of the year if I was going to do my first photoshoot of my new collection, I would have said yes. If you told me I would do it in PARIS I would have laughed in your face. I was so wrong. The Splendid Fairy Wren Capeltes The wonderful woman next to me is my sister, Whitney and she is the reason I dreamed this big!  She asked me to come help her move to Paris for the next chapter in her impressive career, so I said yes of course.  So one thing led to another and I thought oh my goodness what if I took the Capelets to Paris, that would be...

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Took My First Weaving Workshop!

Double weave sample woven with 20/2 rayon handdyed in navy and mt. aqua on bottom. Coral and pistachio on top. Hey hey! It has been a bit since I came on here and shared what I am up too.  So I thought  I would start off with what I have been doing in the last month. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to do with my business. Something I have wanted to focus on this year, is in what direction do I want my weaving style to go. I want to develop my weaving voice further and push myself to explore ideas that have been brewing for quite some time.  I want people to...

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Tencel, Sustainability, and Why Choose Handwoven?

Over the last ten years I have developed techniques to minimize my environmental footprint, resulting in minimum waste and sourcing of eco-friendly fibers. I don't believe I need to compromise my ethics of minimal waste and environmental impact to create pieces with beautiful aesthetics.

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