Loominarias scarves are light and silky and wonderful to touch. Handcrafted from hand-dyed tencel in unique, vibrant colorways, these luxurious fashion items are handwoven in a variety of original and traditional twill patterns.
Dyed and woven by fiber artists Carrie May and Mindy McCain, each scarf or shawl is a unique product of pattern and color, blending together to create a luminescent, colorful work of art. The tencel fiber makes them easy to care for — simply hand wash in the sink with regular detergent, hang or dry flat, and finish by steam pressing to restore the softness and shine.
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Loominarias will not be doing any art shows in 2020 because of the ongoing health crisis. We have been sewing masks and working on some more practical handwoven towels and bread cloths instead of fashion scarves.
We hope everyone wears a mask in public and maintains physical distancing so we can defeat this new virus and stay healthy. Looking forward to a healthier and happier 2021!
This year takes us back to Washington DC for the Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, October 3-5, 2019. This is a curated show and sale of the highest quality American made wearable art and we are very excited to be included this year.
This year we are also honored to be included in the Artful Home web site where you will see selected work from Loominarias. This is like a high-end art show online with artists from all over the country. A great place to shop for unique art work and apparel by fine artists.
A few select scarves are available in the Basile Studio Shop at the Indianapolis Art Center.
And, of course, you can view our Gallery page to see the full line of scarves currently in stock.
We had another great show at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond 2018 54th Annual Craft + Design Show, November 16-18. This means that the current stock of scarves is limited at this time. There will be more available scarves added to our Gallery page as soon as possible.
We had a fantastic show this year at the Smithsonian Craft Show. The artists are all exquisite. We are very honored to have been included in the show. www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
We had an exciting show this fall at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VA) 53rd Annual Craft + Design Show on November 17-19, 2017. The Loominarias booth won the Best Booth Design! Such an honor at a wonderful show. We hope to be back there in Virginia again next year.
And this was our 7th year at Columbus Winterfair, sponsored by Ohio Designer Craftsmen -- www.ohiocraft.org. It is the perfect place to do all your holiday shopping and support talented artists. Be there!
Carrie May is now selling her hand-dyed Tencel scarf warps online!
Visit Iridescent Fibers at http://mkt.com/iridescent-fibers
Available in 3.5 and 7-yard lengths, these warps have 208 ends with a cross at both ends. The 3.5-yard warp, sleyed at 24 epi, can produce an 8" wide scarf woven 85" long (plus fringe). The 7-yard warp can produce 2 scarves. You can also put 2 warps together in the reed to create a wider scarf or shawl, or mix in solid color stripes to create a beautiful effect. Or split the 3.5-yard warp in half and weave two 4" wide scarves.
View the many scarves on this web site to see handwoven examples.
Contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.