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Handwovens by Fred S. Ullom

Ohio, United States · 497 Sales

scarfguy

Handwovens by Fred S. Ullom

Ohio, United States 497 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(248)
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Announcement   Now listing new items for the fall and winter season. Check back often.
The listed price includes shipping charges to U.S. or Canada!
All scarves are shipped in a box suitable for use as a gift or storage box.

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You've stumbled upon the shop of the finest handmade scarves and mufflers you can buy today. My winter Merino mufflers are no joke. They are bulky, dense, warm and soft. I only use natural superfine Merino wool yarns because wool is the most insulating fiber that exists. Quite frankly, other fibers like rayon chenille, cotton, and synthetics may look warm but they just don't do the job. "Form must follow function" and the function of a winter scarf is to keep you warm.

I take no short cuts in my work, every piece is individually hand threaded, handwoven, and hand hemstitched.

Take your time, look around, enjoy your visit, I hope you find something you like!

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2016

Now listing new items for the fall and winter season. Check back often.
The listed price includes shipping charges to U.S. or Canada!
All scarves are shipped in a box suitable for use as a gift or storage box.

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You've stumbled upon the shop of the finest handmade scarves and mufflers you can buy today. My winter Merino mufflers are no joke. They are bulky, dense, warm and soft. I only use natural superfine Merino wool yarns because wool is the most insulating fiber that exists. Quite frankly, other fibers like rayon chenille, cotton, and synthetics may look warm but they just don't do the job. "Form must follow function" and the function of a winter scarf is to keep you warm.

I take no short cuts in my work, every piece is individually hand threaded, handwoven, and hand hemstitched.

Take your time, look around, enjoy your visit, I hope you find something you like!

scarfguy

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NEW... Red scarf / Handwoven merino wool
US$85.00
NEW... Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
Handwoven merino wool winter white scarf
US$90.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$95.00
Merino scarf / winter scarf / wool scarf
US$85.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
Merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
Merino winter scarf
US$90.00
winter scarf / wool scarf / merino scarf
US$90.00
winter scarf merino wool
US$90.00
winter merino wool scarf
US$85.00
merino scarf
US$90.00
Winter scarf
US$90.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf / red scarf
US$85.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$85.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
Handwoven merino wool winter scarf
US$90.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(248)
sonia velio

sonia velio on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely scarf :) The quality is great. Highly recommended:))

sonia velio

sonia velio on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very good seller! A pleasure to deal with!

Lillymargaux

Lillymargaux on Apr 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What a beauty! Thanks again! ;) Annaliese

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About

Happiness is a warm scarf in the winter...

All products are proudly handmade by me in Youngstown, Ohio, USA from domestic and imported natural fibers.

My marled merino scarves are my signature design. Woven of 100% Australian Merino Wool or Merino/Silk blend, they are bulky, dense, warm, and soft to keep you cozy in the winter. The marled tweed appearance is achieved by threading and weaving three threads at a time. I believe that I am the only weaver that uses this technique extensively.

The Merino breed of sheep originated from the crossing of Spanish sheep with Berber races in the 14th and 15th centuries. The breed is known for having the softest finest fiber of all sheep breeds. Most Merino comes from "the land of sheep", Australia, where sheep outnumber humans by 6 to 1. Merino is underrated as a luxury fiber in my opinion. It is relatively inexpensive but top quality Merino rivals many cashmeres in softness. It is a wonderful fiber with which to work. Being naturally off white, it can be easily dyed to many rich colors. With a nice elasticity, good strength, and durability, it yields a superb garment at a moderate price.

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  • Fred S. Ullom

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Weaver

    I've been weaving for over 25 years now. It started as relaxing hobby that would take me away from the high-tech high-stress world of computers and networks. Weaving has since become a passion. I retired in 2004 to pursue my passion full-time.

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Last updated on September 23, 2015
Welcome to my shop!

You've stumbled upon the shop of the finest handmade scarves and mufflers you can buy today. My winter Merino mufflers are no joke. They are bulky, dense, warm and soft. I only use natural superfine Merino wool yarns because wool is the most insulating fiber that exists. Quite frankly, other fibers like rayon chenille, cotton, and synthetics may look warm but they just don't do the job. "Form must follow function" and the function of a winter scarf is to keep you warm.

If you don't like wool because it "itches" or you think you are allergic to wool, I urge you to reconsider. Superfine Merino wool is next-to-the-skin soft. Unless you are sure that you have an allergy (which many people do), you may have just been a victim of bad "scratchy" wool in the past.

I take no short cuts in my work, every piece is individually hand threaded, handwoven, and hand hemstitched.

Take your time, look around, enjoy your visit, I hope you find something you like!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal or a credit card are the only forms of payment I accept.
(You do not have to have a paypal account in order to use a credit card.)

7.25% sales tax will be charged to Ohio residents.
Shipping
No additional charges will be added for shipping to the U.S. and Canada.

I always ship within 1 business day of purchase.

Domestic U.S. shipping will be by USPS Priority Mail (signature may be required on orders over $150).

Shipping to Canada and all other countries will be by International First Class mail.

NOTICE: Tracking information for International First Class parcels is limited to specific countries as supported by the U.S. Postal Service. I am not responsible for any customs delays, confiscations, or additional charges levied by your government for the importation of goods. The full value of the merchandise will be declared on the customs form and an invoice will be included that shows the details of the transaction.

Inquiries regarding sales to other countries not explicitly listed are welcome.
Refunds and Exchanges
Full refund for any reason if notified within 7 days of receipt and item is returned promptly and received in good condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
My scarves are shipped tissue-wrapped in a sturdy, white, labelled box suitable for gift giving and storage.

All products are proudly handmade by me in Youngstown, Ohio, USA
from domestic and imported natural fibers.

I weave in a smoke-free, cat-friendly studio.

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A word about handwoven fabrics...

Handwoven fabrics are never as tightly woven as machine made cloth. You may notice over time that a thread pulls loose. This will happen at color changes (most prevalent on plaids) and within a solid color area where the bobbin runs out of thread and another bobbin is started. UNLIKE A KNIT GARMENT, A WOVEN GARMENT WILL NOT UNRAVEL. If you ignore the thread, it will eventually “matt” onto the fabric surface and become less noticeable.If you find it unsightly, you can carefully cut it off close to the fabric surface but with the risk of it loosening again.

If you are skilled with a crochet hook, you could also try to bury the end back into the fabric structure. I've noticed that women will occasionally snag a thread on their earring post. I've also had good luck repairing this kind of damage with a crochet hook.