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iridescent scarf

by Christa Louise
Handmade
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  • the story

All Wrapped Up

Artist Christina Louise and her team created this gorgeous scarf by hand-massaging merino wool into soft silk chiffon. Using only soap and water, this technique produces a fusion of unique color and texture.

Iridescent layers of purple and blue create a liquid-inspired textile, punctuated by gathered panels of wool. Stylish and versatile, it brings soft feminine style and transforms your ensemble into a wearable work of art. Handmade in Mexico.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24218
Made from
silk chiffon, merino wool
Measurements
74" L x 11" W
Notes
Hand wash warm water, line dry, light iron
  • the maker

Christa Louise

Having grown up in a family of artists, I started exploring various forms of artistic expression from a very young age. When I first learned the techniques used to merge wool to silk, it was like a revelation for me. I fell in love with the freedom of design and the virtually limitless color palette. There is a magical component to this process, which is the reward for the physical exertion that goes into making each piece. It truly encompasses the idea of 'craft' as 'art'. I wanted to focus on creating designs that could appeal to a broad spectrum of customers, while maintaining the integrity of the art form. When I decided to launch my own business, I did it with the idea of providing work for women in developing countries. Mexico was an obvious choice due to its proximity to the US, as well as the fact that my parents retired there, to a small pueblo called Ajijic, and oversee the daily operations. I taught groups of women the process necessary to create the pieces and chose those whom I considered best suited for the job. We have been working together since the end of 2009 and they are fantastic. They continually improve upon their techniques and take pride in their creations. Ultimately, I would like to have small pockets of production in various countries all over the world. I consider it a win-win scenario to be able to teach women a skill that allows me to employ them, which hopefully, provides them with a sense of empowerment through economic independence.

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IRIDESCENT SCARF
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Attractive (3)
  • Quality materials (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

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      (3 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Iridescent Scarf

By 

from Victoria, TX

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Length
  • Quality Materials

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about IRIDESCENT SCARF:

    I got this one as a suprise in addition to another scarf she really wanted. She decided she likes this one better

    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Gorgeous color palette - feels great

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    from Seattle WA

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear

      Comments about IRIDESCENT SCARF:

      Great scarf that really works as an accessory- beautiful jewel tones make it seem like a piece of jewelry. with so many synthetic fabrics out there it is a real treat to have 100% silk around your neck.

      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Slice of Heaven

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      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Beautiful colors
      • Good Length
      • Luxury Feel
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As A Fashion Accessory
        • Going Out

        Comments about IRIDESCENT SCARF:

        Beautiful scarf. I think this is my most favorite accessory right now. I originally bought for a gift but ended up keeping it because I feel in love with it. My husband said it brought out my eyes! I will be ordering another one as a gift for a friend.

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold Weather Living
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No

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