This smooth, luxe scarf was hand weaved by fiber artist Sydney Sogol from North Carolina. For this unique design she was inspired by the Silver Breasted Broadbill and its striking blend of neutral tones with hints of lavender from its slightly iridescent plumage. Sydney hand paints and dyes the yarn that mimics the gorgeous colors found in birds and ocean creatures. Then combines these colors with the complex, original patterns she designs for her 24, 16 and 8 shaft looms. This pattern was designed to mimic feathers but also have a bit of an Art Deco feel to it with subtle tile like patterns when viewed from a distance.
Each scarf that Sydney created is one of a kind due to the nature of hand dyeing.
She primarily works with Tencel or Lyocell, an eco-friendly wood pulp yarn that is manufactured in a closed circuit loop, minimizing its environmental impact by reusing all water and using only non-toxic chemicals, then dye that white yarn which allows her to control the amount of water and what non-toxic chemicals she uses to achieve the gorgeous colors of birds and sea creatures.
Once dyed she dresses her loom taking each individual thread through multiple parts of the loom until they are all neatly aligned and a perfect tension is achieved. Once woven the item is ready to find it's forever home.
How amazing is this creative process that respects nature too. Perfect for a gift for yourself or your loved ones.