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The Fine Art of Making Scissors

A good pair of scissors is a must for any craftsperson and a fine pair of handmade scissors is a very special pleasure.  No wonder we keep them safely tucked away and bring them out only for those times when we are mending or stitching. When I visited Paris in the early 1990’s, I was […]

Handmade Mother of Pearl Scissors

These handmade luxury scissors are inspired by the Charles X era famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects and the scissors are beautifully rendered replicas. The handles are imitation mother of pearl and have ornately decorated shafts.   The finger rings are smooth ovals and one ring is embellished with a satin pompom […]

Handmade Tortoiseshell Scissors

These handmade luxury scissors are inspired by the Charles X era famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects and the scissors are beautifully rendered replicas. The handles are imitation tortoiseshell  The finger rings are smooth ovals and one ring is embellished with a satin pompom tassel.  The finished article is a very lightweight […]

Soft Silk and Cotton Scarves

Soft Silk and Cotton Scarves

A very light and supple weave that’s perfect for artful draping.  This scarf is 90% silk and 10% cotton woven in a check pattern where the cotton forms the checks and the silk is the background.  It takes dyes beautifully.  If you are using Aquarelle liquid indigo/Saxon Blue, the silk will dye a medium aqua […]

Handwoven Cotton and Muga Silk Shawl

Handwoven Cotton and Muga Silk Shawl

This is a wonderfully toothy handwoven shawl decorated with a traditional pattern of wild Muga silk from Assam, located in the northeastern part of India.  This area boasts both the prized golden Muga and Eri (“peace silk”) cultivation and  Muga is known for its glossy fine texture and durability and a distinctive deep golden brown […]

Handwoven Fair Trade Wool Shawl - Temporarily out of stock

Handwoven Fair Trade Wool Shawl – Temporarily out of stock

Something for cooler weather that takes dyes beautifully. Our sumptuous wool shawl is handwoven of fine wool in a lofty, gauzy weave. Large enough for a wrap but light and soft enough as an oversized scarf. Handknotted decorative fringe. Size is a generous 79”x39” (200×100 cm). 100% wool.   $34.00 Color Natural $34.00

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Fil au Chinois Waxed Linen Thread Cards

Before there were wooden and plastic thread spools, there were thread cards. These threads are decoratively wrapped around a Fil au Chinois cardboard holder in a beautiful star pattern and come in saturated bright colors. Each color has a different depiction of the Fil au Chinois character. Choose from 6 individual colors or a six pack of all the colors.  Available online only. […]

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