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Wilderness Handwovens was started in 1997 by Lynnea Stadelmann. We produce high-quality handwoven scarves and shawls, using the best quality yarns available. Most of our items are woven with chenille yarn, and most are unique, one-of-a-kind free-form patterns in a wide range of colors. Solid colors are also available.
We also produce luxurious shawls (see above) in chenille and add a touch of sparkle by using some gold or silver threads. Other colors available are red, purple, and black.
Lynnea started weaving when she was pregnant with her first child in 1993 and was mostly self-taught. After moving to Massachusetts in 1998, she enrolled and took classes at Hill Institute ( http://www.hillinstitute.com/classes.cfm ) as part of their Master Weaver certification program. After a year and half, and into three-year projects, she found work in the studio of Frank and Marcia Phillips doing yardage with hand-dyed chenille and silk yarns. Because she wanted to be at home with her young son more, she started weaving out of her home for another local weaver, weaving yardage for garments with chenille yarn.
In 1994, and pregnant with their second child, she moved to Tryon, North Carolina, to be near her parents. After the birth of their daughter, she started weaving yardage again for Trillium in Asheville, NC. Believing she could do well on her own, she applied and juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild in 1997, and has been a member ever since.