I love, love, love cashmere! It is absolutely the softest, lightest weight and warmest fiber. What could be better than to curl up under a cashmere throw with a good book?
When you consider where cashmere comes from, and then think of the final product, it is wonderful to see the transformation. Who would think the hair from this guy would be transformed into your favorite sweater?
Even the finest of cashmere sweaters may not last a lifetime. Accidents happen….we spill something, moths find their way into our closets, the sweater gets thrown into the laundry and is felted beyond wearing. I just love it when this happens because you cannot bear to throw your once beautiful cashmere sweater into the trash, so you donate it to the Goodwill or the Salvation Army store. Finding your unusable sweater is like finding treasure to me! I can transform it to something beautiful and useful again!
This 100% cashmere throw was once about nine cashmere sweaters. They have been machine washed and dried, cut apart, arranged and sewn back together. Even some of the structural details, like a neckline, have been retained.
Great care has been taken to keep the wonderful soft hand of the sweater, so snuggling up under this throw is especially comfortable.
It’s fun and very satisfying to make art from something that might otherwise be thrown away. This cashmere throw and other designs in cashmere and wool are available on my Etsy site at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DianeHamillFiberArt
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