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What’s the difference? - Ruanas, Shawls, Sarapes and more!

Posted by Deirdre Murray on

What’s the difference? - Ruanas, Shawls, Sarapes and more!

A question we get pretty frequently here on BiddyMurphy.com is ‘What is a ruana and how is it different to a shawl or a wrap?’ Well apparently there are many differences and I’m here to help you find which style is best for you! Ruana: This actually came as a surprise to me but Ruana’s are originally from the Andes region of South America. The word ruana comes from the ‘Chibcha’ meaning “Lord of Blankets”. They are usually square or rectangle shaped with a head hole and a slit from that hole down the middle to the edge. They’re very...

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Wool Types: What Are They & What Do They Mean?

Posted by Deirdre Murray on

Wool Types: What Are They & What Do They Mean?

There are many different types of wool out there. So what makes each one special and why should you buy them? Merino Wool: Merino wool comes from the Merino Sheep (no surprises there I guess) one of the oldest and toughest breeds of sheep around! Their wool is famous for being incredibly durable yet fine and very soft. It’s ideal for making high quality clothing and accessories such as this scarf and cardigan. The Merino Sheep needs to be sheared at least once a year as their fleece will never stop growing! That’s some coat on that lad! Lambswool: Lambswool...

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