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Ashculme Textiles

Women's Ethical Suri Alpaca & Wool Poncho Hand Woven

This ladies poncho is woven with a mix of suri alpaca and fine boucle wool. The alpaca yarn is from our own herd of suri alpacas and was processed locally in NSW. When it returned from the mill I wove it with a soft boucle wool in deep burgundy.
Alpaca fibre is considered to be warmer than sheep's wool. It is also hypoallergenic and doesn't have the prickliness of some wools. The suri fibre is the rarer of the two varieties. It is silky soft, incredibly warm and drapes elegantly. It is also fire retardant and hardwearing.

Ponchos are warm, easy to wear and so versatile. Throw it on and head out the door, the alpaca fibre is perfect for keeping cooling temperatures at bay. Or take an extra moment to line up the joining seam just forward from of your arm and shoulder and roll the neckline a couple of times. For some more elegance, turn it a little, with the seam now down your centre back, roll the neckline over a couple of times, pair with some smart jeans and a long necklace. Equally nice is with the seam running down the centre front. My favourite way to wear these though is by bringing up the edge by your wrist to your shoulder and holding it there with a shawl pin. The everyday poncho now looks smart enough for an evening out in town. There are endless ways to wear a poncho and the ultimate style is completely up to you.

Ponchos make versatile and comfortable maternity wear. And many new mothers also choose to wear a poncho both for the warmth and protection it provides while you carry your baby on your chest, but also for comfort, simplicity and privacy while nursing.

Measurements:
Neck opening - 56cm (22in)
Top of stitching (on shoulder) to wrist - 35cm (13.5in)
Width (the line of fringe) - 56cm (22in)
Fringe - 10cm (4in)


Alpaca fibre is resilient and this poncho will keep its shape and softness for years.
Should you need to wash it, do so by hand only, squeezing out excess water by folding it in a towel and pressing down. Do not wring. Not to be tumble dried. Iron with a cool iron, protecting it with a cotton or linen tea towel.

PC018

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