Home grown wool means that we are making this garment from start to finish. The process starts with sunshine, which grows the grass, which feeds the sheep. The sheep make babies, and those babies go on to grow beautiful soft fleeces in the first year of their life. We work to breed our sheep to get achieve softness and certain fleece colors. We shear the sheep in the late spring, then sort, clean, card, and spin that wool into yarn. We have our own yarn mill on the farm, where we are able to do this process. After the yarn is created we beam it into a warp, wind our bobbins, and start the weaving process. This shawl has a twill structure, which creates a lovely flexible drape. It is a plush, rich, intensely warm piece. The twill stripe on the bottom has white colored mohair yarn running through it, which adds a wildly fuzzy texture to it.
This shawl is 30 inches wide, 90 inches long, with 4 inch fringe on both ends. We named the cloth Mockingbird after the bird that inspired it. Its a small warm-grey colored creature with grey striped wings and a lovely singing voice.
Mockingbird Home Grown Wool Shawl
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When it comes to washing any handmade wool item, its best to act with caution. Wool is never safe from shrinking, and it is heat and agitation that shrink wool. It is best to spot treat it (never use bleach), but if you must wash the whole shawl, either handwash or machine wash cold, gentle. Use a moisturizing shampoo as detergent, or one specifically designed for wools, such as Eucalan. Sometimes I toss a little conditioner in the mix as well. It adds to the softness, can help prevent some shrinking, and makes it smell nice. Block or hang dry.