HANDWOVEN CHENILLE CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
ABOUT THE FABRIC
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All of the fabric is handwoven on the loom.
Marcia has been weaving now for more than 38 years, and
she no longer weaves it all herself. She has several apprentices with whom she works very closely.
She designs all of the fabric
on her loom first, and them gives her apprentices very precise directions about weaving each new design as she creates them.
She weaves some as one of a kind, and her apprentices weave others as limited additions. However, no two pieces come
out exactly the same, a gift and sometimes a curse!!!
All of the fabric has a cotton warp and a rayon chenille or a rayon and silk chenille weft, and subsequently is very strong in its construction.
It holds its shape and surface construction extremely well. (However, we can not speak for any one else's fabric !!)
Every yard of fabric is handwashed and ironed(!!) after it is woven to insure integrity.
(She has probably ironed twelve years of her life away!!!)
We recommend handwashing these garments and no longer drycleaning,
due to uncertainty about the chemicals that are available at different facilities.
You will enjoy these garments and accessories for probably a longer time than you'll want to!