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Buy Cashmere Wraps. Exclusive Design By Emmajo

Been looking at cashmere wraps and haven’t found one that’s just a bit different from everyone else’s? My name is Emmajo and I have been designing exclusive cashmere wraps for every special occasion or just for everyday wear for two decades.  So read on and I’ll show you what’s in my boutique…

Cashmere is a luxuriant wool that many a fashion-conscious woman has dreamed of wearing against her skin. Its silken feel, feather-light weight, and appreciable status make it highly desirable.

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Despite the glamour associated with cashmere, it hails from humble beginnings. Cashmere is the wool or fur of the Kashmir goat. Kashmir goats are primarily raised in Mongolia, but many are bred
in Iran, Tibet, India and China. American herders have also joined the
international cashmere production market in recent years.

Cashmere is harvested from the goats during their annual molting season through the shedding or the shearing of their down. In the frigid high desert climates where most of the goats are raised, the dense inner coat guards against harsh winter weather, but once seasons change, goats begin to lose the protective layer of down.

The finest cashmere comes from the underbelly and throat of the goats, but a lesser grade is also taken from the goats’ legs and backs. Longer fibers from the belly and throat area make the wool especially soft and cause less “pilling” when the fibers are woven into garments such as sweaters, shawls, capes, dresses, and coats for both men and women. The shorter fibers from the backs and legs are heavier and less expensive, making it easier to afford a luxury garment.

Cashmere comes naturally in white, gray and brown, but the wool is easily dyed. The grey and brown wool is used for darker colours and the white for the pastel colours.

Garments made of cashmere were once only available to royalty because the rarity of the wool increased its value.

Kate Middleton wears cashmere wraps stylishly

Emma Jo’s Cashmere wraps are quite unique, She buys in cashmere wraps and scarves from Nepal and then appliques them with vintage silks and linens, sometimes  unusual fabrics from designer Paris  fashion houses. This makes the cashmere wraps completely original and often a work of art in themselves!

One of the other cashmere wraps that Emma jo makes is a 2ply cashmere blend scarf that she adorns with Harris tweed.
Napoleon is said to have popularized the use of cashmere wraps when he gave his second wife, Empress Eugenie, seventeen of them!

In more recent years, old and new-Hollywood glamour icons graced the silver screen, bringing cashmere to the hearts of people everywhere.

long time no see!

Can’t believe I haven’t been on here for so long! Been doing lots of things including new scarves and lots of new tapestries which i’ll show you in future posts! i just couldn’t wait to show you my new royal stewart cashmere scarves and my robert burns check scarf.

The scarves are 2ply cashmere and the woven check or tartan is pure new wool woven in scotland. We’ve been selling these scarves in other tartans exclusively to Inverary castle in Argyll and a few other places! The scarves are 12 x 56 inches and are a complete bargin gift!

speak soon!

check them out in my etsy shop

www.jemmajo.etsy.com     pardon the pun!

lack of posts

sorry for the lack of posts and pictures, I have been kinda overwhelmed with orders and working all spare hours in the new studio. I will try and get some pics up! I’m off to oban this friday to take some scarves to a shop who is intertested- and am possibly going to start asking other potential places too.

Hopefull I’ll manage to get the rest of my things in the studio – loom is still wrapped up in the garden awaiting transport and so is the smaller wooden one inside and also my grandfathers stand which I use to sit on when weaving.

I just love these!!!!!!

tan agua mix with that little sparkle!

tan agua mix with that little sparkle!

lovely lavender mix!

lovely lavender mix!


Today I listed 4 new wraps into my jemmajo shop, only to find that my mind went blank and I couldn’t think of good appealing titles for them! I’ve listed them under colourway in hope!

Must be the stress of this week………..

macleod silk tartan with navy and two tone green grey silk

macleod silk tartan with navy and two tone green grey silk

Remember if you have any small pieces of fabric you would like  to be accented on to a fine cashmere wrap just convo me at my shop on etsy…..I’d be happy to oblige……….

BRAND NEW shop on Etsy!



I’ve at last opened a new shop for the j’emmajo scarves and moved them there from my knitting shop byemmajo. This may seem a little strange to do that but I’ve had so many commissions for scarves recently that it seemed to be the right thing to do and not have them mixed up with knitting and other things. Actually I named the shop back in april but couldn’t decide whether to or not…

Today I’ve pinned out a gorgeously rich chocolate brown scarf with purples and blues will get a photograph soon…I also started doing some wee cotton bags but am not sure………….will photo them when I think they are right.


What have I been up too? since I last posted?

Come back from Loch Fyne and a great relaxing holiday…beat janice 9 times out of 11 at scrabble!

Have sorted out my teaching at Langside college

Have made two commissions (scarves) and finished off portrait commission.

Have been to cinema twice with tootsie, wallee (rubbish) and space monkeys(better if slightly)

Have decided to do 2 craft fairs if poss one at Byblos glasgow 27th sept and other at lighthouse 27th oct

Have also decided to embelish small cotton bags as well as cashmere scarves -brains a buzzing with all my thoughts whizzing around at a million miles an hour… have also been watching what I eat and have lost 7lbs this week! amazing really…..

Got tootsie her new gymshoes for her new class tomorrow and also nursery starts for her too in the afternoon

write soon once I’ve calmed doon a bit!

Brand new today!

At last I’ve managed to make these purple scarves! Been talking about them for ages

two different scarves one more heathery and muted and the other slightly richer with some reds in there!I’ve been making these scarves to commission along with my tapestry portraits and I love the excuse to play with colour whether subtly or boldly…!

long day today

got some amazing 60′s shelves that someone had put out for rubbish…nice and narrow will look fantastic with a lick of paint!Will be great in the hall.and FREE!!! Dad helped me get them into his car though we had to go and buy screwdriver to get legs off first!!

Then went to the park as had promised the wean……….spent a couple of hours there before we got rained on and went home.

Actually did send an invoice and two red cashmere scarves up to invercottage – fantastic resteraunt on loch fyne in the west coast of scotland. They are situated on the side of the loch right next to castle Lachlan which is the ancient home of the Maclachlans. I’ve been making exclusive cashmere tartan applique scarves for them! They are made using the same principal as the pashminas in my shop but with light wool tartan tabs. Really really contemporary looking and gorgeous!

Turned out to be a nice evening so I’m off out to sit on the front step and watch tghe world go by with the wean.