The shop is open!
The shop is open!
After a long hiatus, I am very pleased to announce the opening of my shop this Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11am. (2pm eastern) I am offering three colors this time around. All scarves measure 15″ wide by 72″ long, excluding fringe. All are woven in tencel, wool and silk. I am also trying something a little different – for the first time I am offering made to order as well. Meaning, once I sell out of my limited stock, you have the option to purchase the item made to order. This option requires a deposit and a very padded wait time. Since I have never done this before and it falls smack dab in the holiday season, I am allowing a very generous amount of time for production. Upon completion, you will be notified via email and sent an invoice for the 2nd payment. Upon receipt of payment, your scarf will be on its way to you!
Should I sell out of my stock and reach my limit of made to order, have no fear, I may still make more. I will make as many scarves as I can as long as there is a demand. (In the past, I only did limited edition.) So if the scarf you want isn’t available, please do not hesitate to email me. I am happy to keep going well into the new year and will post updates about that as well.
U.S. orders ship free. Gift wrap is available for an additional cost, but only for U.S. orders please. All orders placed between Nov 20 – Nov 25 will begin shipping the week of Monday, Nov 26.
It’s finally here! A brand new website. I have been working on this for a very long time, though never exactly announced that it was coming. Surprise! Please have a look around, see what’s new. (Everything!) Despite being a one woman show, it took a village to put this together. The village is quite an awesome one:
The website was designed and built by Stacey and Dalton of Raygun. They have been so pleasant to work with! I have never been one to quite understand all the technicalities of how to build a website. They took my vision and made it happen and taught me (as much as I could absorb anyway) along the way.
I had a great team put together my lookbook. The photography was done by Mathew Scott. We chose the Hayes Valley neighborhood as our backdrop. A big thank you to Two Sisters Bars and Books and Makeshift Society for use of their beautiful spaces. Heather Sansky was the stylist while Tricia Turner did her magic with hair and makeup. The scarves were modeled by the lovely Justine Ramirez. I couldn’t have done any of this without the guidance from Carrie Levy and Kristen Fortier. It was such a blessing to have them as part of this project!
The shop will open on Tuesday. I will be posting some information then, as I am trying something new this time around. Until then, welcome to the new home of Pirtti Handwoven!
This past weekend I had a photo shoot for my scarves. It was an incredibly exciting day. I had an awesome team (and it took a team!), a great photographer, a lovely model and a beautiful day. At the very end we snapped a few photos behind my house. Above is an out take by iphone. An exhausted but thrilled Mama Pirtti. I can’t wait to share the new photos with you!
The countdown is beginning. The second to last set of scarves is on the loom. One more round of measuring warp, dressing the loom and weaving and the collection of scarves will be complete. I am so looking forward to opening the shop again. I even have a few surprises planned as part of the celebration…