Karin Carlander, 2022

Heddles throw

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Karin Carlander, 2022

Heddles throw

Weaver and textile artist Karin Carlander interprets classic techniques as the backbone of her creative process.

When it came to the Heddles throw, Carlander selected alpaca wool from the Andes mountains. These thin, glossy fibers were woven into a luxurious blanket that features a subtle ridged design. Along the throw’s edge, a delicate fringe invites a closer look at the construction process, which sees the loom’s warp and weft working together.

“This analogue way of creating is a collaboration between my loom and the material,” says Carlander. “The way threads and colours perform is new and unexpected with each material. Even after so many years, the craft continues to surprise me.”

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Weaver and textile artist Karin Carlander interprets classic techniques as the backbone of her creative process. When it came to the Heddles throw, Carlander selected alpaca wool from the Andes mountains. These thin, glossy fibers were woven into a luxurious blanket that features a subtle ridged design. Along the throw’s edge, a delicate fringe invites a closer look at the construction process, which sees the loom’s warp and weft working together. “This analogue way of creating is a collaboration between my loom and the material,” says Carlander. “The way threads and colours perform is new and unexpected with each material. Even after so many years, the craft continues to surprise me.”

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"I chose alpaca because it is a luscious material. I am a material nerd at heart. I need to know how things are made and where they come from, something I have taken to the extreme in my practice."

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“The way threads and colours perform is new and unexpected with each material. Even after so many years, the craft continues to surprise me.”

Made from baby alpaca sourced from a traditional producer in the Andes, the throw is a result of local expertise and material knowledge. Alpaca is a hollow fibre and like linen keeps you warm when it is cold, and vice versa, the direct result of the high altitudes where the animal grazes. “I chose alpaca because it is a luscious material. I am a material nerd at heart. I need to know how things are made and where they come from, something I have taken to the extreme in my practice,” she says.

The thin, glossy alpaca fibres make a light textile with a sensuous lustre, the result of its soft, fluttering pattern. “So many people compromise on material quality in our industry. That level of sublimity can be hard to get across, but it is what I strive for.”

Karin Carlander’s Heddles throw for Karakter leaves a delicate fringe exposed, showing exactly how the warp and weft are working together.

“The way threads and colours perform is new and unexpected with each material. Even after so many years, the craft continues to surprise me.”

Made from baby alpaca sourced from a traditional producer in the Andes, the throw is a result of local expertise and material knowledge. Alpaca is a hollow fibre and like linen keeps you warm when it is cold, and vice versa, the direct result of the high altitudes where the animal grazes. “I chose alpaca because it is a luscious material. I am a material nerd at heart. I need to know how things are made and where they come from, something I have taken to the extreme in my practice,” she says.

The thin, glossy alpaca fibres make a light textile with a sensuous lustre, the result of its soft, fluttering pattern. “So many people compromise on material quality in our industry. That level of sublimity can be hard to get across, but it is what I strive for.”

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100% Baby Alpaca

Weaver and textile artist Karin Carlander interprets classic techniques as the backbone of her creative process. Two new designs – a rectangular rug woven from paper yarn and a fringed throw in alpaca wool – showcase this craftsmanship in contemporary pieces for the home. When it came to the Heddles throw, Carlander selected alpaca wool from the Andes mountains. These thin, glossy fibers were woven into a luxurious blanket that features a subtle ridged design. Along the throw’s edge, a delicate fringe invites a closer look at the construction process, which sees the loom’s warp and weft working together. “This analogue way of creating is a collaboration between my loom and the material,” says Carlander. “The way threads and colours perform is new and unexpected with each material. Even after so many years, the craft continues to surprise me.”

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Weaver and textile artist Karin Carlander interprets classic techniques as the backbone of her creative process. Two new designs – a rectangular rug woven from paper yarn and a fringed throw in alpaca wool – showcase this craftsmanship in contemporary pieces for the home. When it came to the Heddles throw, Carlander selected alpaca wool from the Andes mountains. These thin, glossy fibers were woven into a luxurious blanket that features a subtle ridged design. Along the throw’s edge, a delicate fringe invites a closer look at the construction process, which sees the loom’s warp and weft working together. “This analogue way of creating is a collaboration between my loom and the material,” says Carlander. “The way threads and colours perform is new and unexpected with each material. Even after so many years, the craft continues to surprise me.”

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