Velvet! It's my latest wintery crush! The Borealis winter scarf collection is built upon it!
Here's the Borealis silk velvet scarf in black, grey and ivory. Completely lush and made by moi!
And more velvet porn below. Yum!
So...of course I always love to know how stuff is made.
Wanna watch a corporate YouTube video that shows you how velvet is made and has an easy-listening soundtrack and some great care tips! What's not to love!?
Essentially, on a complicated loom, the velvet factory basically makes a "mattress" of two horizontal fabric layers with millions of vertical threads that stretching and loop in between. Then they slice it in half with a knife and lo! - two layers of velvet are born!
But those weaving machines are complex! Take a look. Watch out for your fingers!!
Click on through..
Most images from Pinterest, except for my Borealis scarf featured in the top one!