Color and design fascinate me and open a world of possibilities! I begin the design process by seeking out the most amazing, interesting, high-quality yarns I can find - everything from luxurious rayons to stunning variegated ribbon yarns to the rare limited-edition Italian beauty - I even love incorporating the occasional fun, textured knitting yarn since these add so much personality to a piece.
Then, much like a chef draws from a wide array of culinary ingredients to create a masterpiece, I start selecting yarns and begin to combine them to see what unfolds. Unique colorways begin to emerge - some inspired by places I've traveled to, others by elements in nature, and still others simply because I like the interplay of certain colors together!
My rayon chenille scarves are made of 100% rayon chenille of the highest quality, so their appeal is found in their velvety softness and use of color design rather than in a variety of yarns.
Each Bella Looma original is skillfully handcrafted from start to finish. I do not mass-produce, but instead prefer to savor each step of the process - from selecting yarns, to designing a piece, to threading the loom and weaving the final design, to finally wetfinishing it. Each scarf is hemstitched to secure the edges. This all takes time - but is well worth the wait!