Mariposa Handwovens Bamboo Scarves
The bamboo scarves have a beautiful drape, sheen and strength. Mariposa Handwovens, based in Rimrock, Arizona, USA, uses luxurious fibers in all of her work.
A visit to a new friend’s home back in the late 70’s, introduced me to weaving. I had tried crochet and knitting. Neither held my interest for long. Weaving was a whole new story!
Having learned to sew at an early age, weaving meant I could choose my own colors, my own fibers, my own patterns and create a piece of cloth totally unique. It meant I could create ‘my’ kind of fabric – soft, drapeable, full of character, and just begging to be touched! I had complete freedom and complete control over the fabric produced from the designing, to the weaving, to the finishing, photography and marketing. I could weave a completed item or yardage to be constructed into something else like the skirts, vests, jackets, and dresses I once wove.
Both texture and color excite me. Each is hard to ignore. The world around me is full of color suggesting so many combinations and explorations. Translating those combinations into cloth is shear fun! I can produce texture by using novelty yearns with bumps and slubs and loops built in during spinning. But I can also create texture by the weave structures with which I work. So many possibilities, so many combinations, so many variations! Who knew creating cloth could be a lifelong exploration?
These scarves all use bamboo fibers, giving them a beautiful drape, soft sheen and strength. Visit my shop on Etsy for other scarves and home textiles.