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Just back from a wonderful week away at my most favorite place in the world – Loch Fyne..  It didn’t matter about the weather or the midges – we had a great time!

While we were there I did a little day trip to Loch Gilphead to meet another contemporary weaver Louise Oppenheimer whose work I have seen online on various sites. She has a studio set up at her home near Loch Gilphead.

I had never met Louise before – she was very gracious in letting us visit out with her open studio times and it was a delight to talk ‘tapestry’ with her.

Her Studio is a very light and airy extension to her house – and the walls are literally filled with sumptuos flow of colour…..

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Her wool and materials collection made me smile as its similar to mine and I often feel guilty for having so much – but I don’t now! It waqs great talking tapestry to Louise and its obvious she is very passionate about tapestry weaving – she is full of ideas and has many little pen line ideas  in her sketchbooks – her tapestries as well as colour are full of natural rythm and pattern which seduce you as you look at them.

You can see an article on Louise in Sept/Octs copy of ‘Landscape’ 539609_411155515655868_1035634642_n

 

 

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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.

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……….

colours,colors !

what should I do first? tan and golds?, more greys with subtle sparkles? purple with dark black purples ( purple is the new black they say!) I have to make as many scarves as I can!! Because each scarf is unique, its not a case of making another one of the same! It just can’t be done as we only have tiny amounts of each fabric which we are ‘up cycling’ into a luxury cashmere scarf. My brain is so full of different colourways to do that I’m finding it difficult to get started!

I’ve put samples of colour ranges in my shop www.jemmajo.etsy.com for people to choose colourways from -

 I’m so ecxcited I’m just been told that more sample fabrics are coming from Paris for me to use on the scarves!!