Each Christa Louise creation is its own world of color and texture. Every piece is a unique fusion of pure silk and ultra fine merino wool. All of our designs are our own originals and have been meticulously hand crafted by village women in Mexico who have been taught the fine art of nuno felting. Nuno, or fabric felting is an art of fusion.
The process is all natural, incorporating only soap, water and a specific hand technique. Because this is a wet process, the pieces can be hand washed with a delicate cleanser, line dried and ironed as necessary. The beauty of nuno felting is its weightlessness. Because we apply a light layering of wool, the result is airy and immanently wearable, while still retaining significant warmth.
Through a labor-intensive process of hand massage, the individual wool fibers are worked into the silk, forcing them through the fabric until they permeate and interlock on the reverse side of the scarf. As the wool fibers fuse to one another, the fabric is drawn together. This results in the puckered effect visible on the opposite side, creating unique reversible designs. Due to the distinct touch of each woman's hands, every piece is an original, one-of-a-kind creation. By purchasing a Christa Louise design, you help enable us to teach this art form, and subsequently create employment for these women in Mexico.
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