Handwoven Scarf (91)
This handwoven scarf in maroon and white stripes was inspired by the school colors of my old high school Alma Mater! Sherburne, New York, a town of 2,000, will always remain dear to my heart and each time I look at this scarf it brings back memories of marching band, pep rallies, and school dances! Woven in plain weave with stripes of 3 inches each it measures 8 and ½ inches wide by 78 inches long plus a French twisted fringe of 5 inches on each end. Between the body of the scarf and the fringe you will find a hand hemstitched detail that is accomplished while on the loom and that is of white. The fibers are 98% rayon and 2% nylon for the maroon; the white is 100% cotton. This scarf is a good alternative for those of you who have a sensitivity to wool or who like a softer, smoother feel that is of medium weight. The care is easy: handwash in cool water using mild soap. After rinsing well, squeeze dry and finish by placing it between two terry towels, roll up and squeeze some more. Line dry. When I washed it right off the loom, I finished with a steam iron for a smoother look.