scarfguy

Handwovens by Fred S. Ullom

Youngstown, Ohio
|
| 1,011 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

scarfguy is a Star Seller!

Smooth shipping

Has a history of shipping on time with tracking.

Speedy replies

Has a history of replying to messages quickly.

Rave reviews

Average review rating is 4.8 or higher

Announcement    ON THE LOOM TODAY! (and soon to be listed): Purple tweedl https://www.etsy.com/listing/641714166
LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY - DEC. 17th
Free shipping to U.S and Canada. *** Gift/storage box included.

===
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!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2022

ON THE LOOM TODAY! (and soon to be listed): Purple tweedl https://www.etsy.com/listing/641714166
LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY - DEC. 17th
Free shipping to U.S and Canada. *** Gift/storage box included.

===
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!

Items

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

 

All Items

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

Fred Ullom

Contact shop owner

Fred Ullom

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(431)
See reviews that mention:

About scarfguy

Sales 1,011
On Etsy since 2005

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. All are woven of superfine Merino Wool blended with silk or tencel, 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.

Shop members

  • Fred S. Ullom

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Weaver

    I've been weaving for over 30 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.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
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

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

All credit cards and payment methods supported by Etsy payments are accepted.
Etsy will calculate and add the appropriate sales tax for your state and county.

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. This is a 2-3 day service.

For your convenience, I do not require a signature on delivery. If you are concerned about theft, you may request, at no cost, "signature required". Just let me know as a note to seller.

Shipping to Canada and all other countries will be by International First Class mail. Expect shipping times to nominally be 10-14 days, however, 3-4 weeks is not uncommon. Your country may delay your shipment for customs inspection and you should be prepared to pay customs duty and taxes levied by your goverment at the time of delivery.

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.

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.

=====
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.