Loominarias, 2020

The year 2020 has been an unusual one, especially for artists. It has certainly given us time to reflect on our art. As a result of the weirdness of this pandemic year, Loominarias has changed its focus to more everyday and functional handwoven art.

Handwoven 100% cotton kitchen/tea towels

The perfect hostess gift by itself or wrapped around a loaf of your home-baked bread, these towels make your everyday tasks more enjoyable and beautiful. Available in 2 patterns (stripes or blocks) and 4 colorsets: Ocean Blues, Fiesta Reds, Sherbet Pastels and Sandy Naturals.

These 100% cotton handwoven towels are soft and absorbent, colorful and practical. And easy care - you can machine wash and dry at any temperature. You can even add a little bleach to remove stains if needed.

Loominarias handwoven kitchen towels sell for $45 each (plus tax for Indiana residents), and shipping is free! Get our multiple towel discount when ordering 2 or more. Visit our gallery page to learn more!

Hand-dyed and handwoven scarves

There are still many luxurious handwoven scarves available from Loominarias. *** Click here to view the currently available scarves. ***

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 shawls and scarves are available at art fairs throughout the Midwest, or contact the artists to see what colors and patterns are currently available.

Find Us, 2019

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.

Loominarias, 2018

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.

Loominarias, 2017

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

2017 Craft+Design Best Booth Design awardWe 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!

Introducing Iridescent Fibers online!

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 iridescentfibers@gmail.com for more information.