How to de-stress.
1. Take an old window
2. Smash in the windows with your feet.
3. De-stress :)
Some of the greatest, most expensive wools used are produced by goats and sheep all over the world, but Angora is different. The puffy tufts of fur are collected from the Turkish Angora Rabbit. This small, ridiculously furry animal has to be groomed multiple times a week in order to harvest this floaty fur.
Angora is woven into yarn, which is then knitted and crocheted into sweaters, mittens, hats, etc. Angora Rabbits have been coveted by farmers and royalty alike for Centuries. This wool was predominantly in Turkey and Europe until it was finally brought to America in the 20th Century.
Angora is one of the softest and most sought after fibers available, but at a price of course. Angora costs approximately $10-$16 per ounce! Even though this fluffy creature costs an arm and a leg, It makes for an amazing knitting experience and will yield some of the softest designs.
We’ve been inspired by Bhutanese textiles. Bhutan is a small landlocked country in South Asia that is known for it’s nomad peoples aswell as incredible weaving culture. If only there was a jet plane, right now, from Brooklyn to Bhutan.
I love Amy’s vintage headscarf. Isn’t it a sweet ode to spring despite the gloomy Brooklyn weather this week? Oh, and by the way, have you met Amy yet? She’s a PR & Wholesale Contact for SEW Moni LLC and a real free spirit! She was born & raised in New York City and knows every vintage store in all 5 boroughs of NYC as well as upstate NY. Quite a catch, that Amy.