Paths and Selvedges Scarf — Black Walnut
The design of this scarf comes from the structure of the forest: the human and animal paths that run through it, and the interesting life that flourishes in the edges and spaces between different ecosystems, be them wetlands, woods, fields or logging areas. The wide colorful selvedge of the scarf curls around with other paths on a textured ground.
The ground color of this scarf is dyed with Black Walnut husks over several different natural colored base yarns, for the wide range of browns. The Black Walnuts are from 200 year old trees in my neighborhood. The blue stripes are dyed with my studio-grown Japanese indigo. Multi-colored stripes are from a range of plants, fungi and lichens.
Wonderfully soft and squishy, the New England grown and spun fiber is 50% Romeldale wool / 50% fine grade alpaca. Hand wash.
12.5” wide by 72” long, plus 3” hand twisted fringes. Weighs 4.25 ounces.