Gotland Alpaca Shawls - trådverk

Gotland Alpaca Shawls

Created with fibre from the only Alpaca farm on Gotland, these shawls are an absolute rarity. 

The warp is 99% Gotland alpaca in a deep chestnut brown, and 1% organic tussah silk to stabilise the selvedge.

Width: 0.35m
Length: 1.5m plus fringe


Black Alpaca - Feathers: One of a kind. Woven with black Gotland alpaca.

Black Alpaca - Labyrinth: Two of a kind. Woven with black Gotland alpaca.

Black & Oatmeal Alpaca - Feathers: One of a kind. Woven with black and oatmeal Gotland alpaca.

Black & Oatmeal Alpaca - Labyrinth: One of a kind. Woven with black and oatmeal Gotland alpaca.

Baby Camel - Labyrinth: One of a kind. Woven with Mongolian baby camel.

Eri Silk - Feathers: One of a kind. Woven with eri silk dyed with in gold with buckthorn bark and walnut husks.

All handwovens are washed with organic soap before shipping. They arrive ready to wear.

100% handmade

All pieces were handmade from start to finish: The yarn was dyed with natural dyes one skein at a time, then washed, dried, and wound onto bobbins. From there, hundreds of threads were wound onto my loom, and threaded through hundreds of heddles and reed dents. The fabric was handwoven one thread at a time, then cut off the loom and washed with handmade organic soap, before it was dried, labelled, and pressed.


My handwovens are made to last a lifetime. But sometimes life can be rough, and a thread gets pulled and breaks, or your dog attempts to eat the fringe. Therefore, I offer a free repairs service for my handwovens for a year after purchase.

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washing instructions

You can use the wool wash program of your washing machine, or gently wash by hand in lukewarm water using detergent or soap for wool and silk. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub the fabric too much, and avoid steep changes in water temperature as this may cause shrinkage. Rinse the garment in clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. A short light spin in the washing machine will help remove most of the water. Dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators and sunlight. Never use a tumble dryer! Press whilst damp, or with steam at medium setting to bring out the softness and lustre of silk.

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