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Posted: Fall '23
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Shawls,   Cocoons, Shruggies,  Wraps, Capes,
Panels,   Scarves, Tops,
Triangle Throws,

& Sachets
Weaves By Cappa-booth

Image Shawls
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Most of the items on this website come and go with the shows and are exhibited here as examples only.
However, this page also shows items currently on hand.
If you've recently seen me at a show and gone away thinking, " OH, I shoulda....coulda....woulda...", then this is the page where you will find those weavings.

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At right, Mucha's "Sleeping Dusk" snuggles with "Rainbow-Dyed Shawls". These have a progression of hand-dyed shades throughout the weaving, both in warp and weft. 100% cotton.

Rainbow-Dyed Shawls

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New: a selection of Yarns, Rovings, Fleeces from my Shetland sheep. See "LambTalk" for more pics, gradually added as I can.

I'm always glad to hear from you via Email me regarding your request. My response should be within a day or two, unless I'm on the road. For other style & color ideas, see gallery pages. I can accept MC/Visa by phone, or Paypal. Please refer to further info on ordering below.


are all these varied wraps?
"Loom Shaped" garments are made from rectangles taken straight off the loom. They are sized, seamed, possibly
darted and fringed.

Capes      QQPonchos

Cocoons, Ruanas

Also: Shawls


   T-Tops & Shells

Infinity Circles,  straight scarves

Tri-Throws & Scarves

Yarns: handspun wools
from my Shetland sheep.


WeavesByCappa: Shawls-blue & white. SHAWLs. . .
Current colors available are naturals, silvery-beige, white & blues. Blues include a range of medium sky blues, periwinkle, royal & navy. Ask for your custom shades.

Custom Image Shawls may have woven "pictures" of flowers, birds, or marine images of shells, dolphins, or seahorses in the "SeaShawls". Ask for your favorite.
"Rainbow Whelk", below, is woven of natural cottons in rainbowed-dyed gradations of color in both warp and weft. Ends are fringed with a row of leno-lace weave. 100% cotton.

Modeled by Leonardo DaVinci's "Katrina".

Image Shawls,"Daisy",
or... -

Basic nuetrals....

Handwoven Wraps by Alice Cappa
    Above, shawl in cream 100% cottonnub & flake yarns. All shawls are 26"x78". Edges have a row of open leno-lace and are fringed. $92.

Manet's wife "models" 
        natural, woven shawls.
Manet's wife is comfortable with textured, natural cotton shawls/throws. See more below.

    Use these large rectangles over a sofa, table, window, or you.
More shawl ideas? See Panels and Seashawls below,
and shawl gallery page


Gallery of Tops:



~ T-TOPS ~
Venus and friends model T-tops by Weaves By Cappa
Many options available in necklines, sleeve lengths, and the hemmed waists have open slits. Sleeves & neckline maybe ribbed or hemmed. Patchwork T-Tops (browns above) combine a mix of various weaves, patterns, and colors. See more about commissioning your size, color, and style.

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                            General sizes:
                                                           width x length (torso + shoulder):
                        S - 24 x 28
                        M - 26 x 28

                  L - 28 x 28

Available: T-Top in blues and greyish teal, with a little sparkle. Rounded vee neck and hemmed sleeves. Size M, measurements below. $155.
"Loom-Shaped" tops are loose, have few seams and are naturally draped from uncut fabric. The T-Top, above, is the "Go-To" shirt... comfortably ready for any occasion. Dress them up, dress them down, they complement other natural fiber (silk, wool, linen) skirts, jackets, or jeans.

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Measure T-tops and Shells as below....


Shell tops have cap sleeves, 2-inch slit sides, and a variety of necklines: small round, wide round, or rounded vee. All in nubby cottons, cool and breatheable in hot weather, or as an extra layer under autumn jackets.

SlateBlue/Taupey Shell: simple, breathable cottons

SlateBlue/Taupey Shell: cap sleeves,hemmed,
with rounded vee neckline. Size M. $145.




Shells: general sizes, width x length:    S - 24 x 27
                                           M - 26 x 28
                                L - 28 x 29

Khaki Shell: modeled below by Leonardo's "Female Face"), has unique features of fold-over fringy collar, applique and blue beads.

WeavesByCappa: Shell detail
Shell Top, detail of top below, with cap sleeves, nubby beigey texture, and slit sides.
100% cotton, size S+. $165

Leonardo's Female Face, models handwoven shell top.
                            Weaves By Cappa.
Leonardo's Female Face models
beige shell.

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Wraps: Cocoons & Shruggies, Quexquemetl Ponchos, QQ Ruanas & Capes...

What are all these varied styles?
~ From various cultures throughout history, they offer easy coverups,
usually made from simple, rectangular looms.

~ These pics are samples only. See further below for those available. ~
5 similar styles . . . .

Cocoons & Shruggie Cocoons
:  Like a coat and jacket, this style is open in front with lapels and sleeves. Cocoons may fall to knees with deeper fronts and longer sleeves.
Shruggies are smaller proportions. Smaller, shorter without a heavier drape of fabric in back, but wider to cover arms. 
Shruggie length is to hip and sleeves are at elbows. They are meant to be worn loose and casual, a more economical, lighter wrap with shorter fringe.
Made with 100% cotton nub & boucle yarns. May include glossy rayon, and sparkle or ribbon.

Below: Shruggie Cocoon in creams, pale beige and cocoa, with strands of pastel aqua, violet, and peach on the textured border and collar. 
Edges have open Leno-Lace and are fringed.

Weaves By Cappa: Shruggie sample

See gallery pages for wraps in various
sizes and styles.

Sizes are flexible and a "S" would be loose on a petite person, and fit more like a sweater on a larger person. "M" would be much looser all around. ("L" customized. All measurements exclude fringe


The Quetzquemetl is an old-style poncho, made of two pieces that attach ends and selvedges and hang in a diamond shape with a vee neck and is more graceful than the traditional square poncho. The styling is creative: the long edge of one rectangle is seamed to the short end of the other. Fringes follow the edges. The back view also has a fringed seam. In the "QQ" above, each panel is actually a patchwork of 2-3 smaller panels.


My "QQR's" are a combo of a quexquemetl and an open ruana, with one seam left open. This allows for 2 panels to hang down the front, or to throw or twist one side over the opposite shoulder.All are nubby cottons with leno-lace edging and fringe .


Quexquemetl Ruanas


Weaves By Cappa: handwoven Cape sample

Capes : lightweight cotton, seamed at one shoulder giving a wide boat neckline. This one has rows of leno-lace and added sparkle. This style can be shifted from side to side, spun around back to front, or with fringe pointed down. Versatile and light.

CAPES available....
For available colors and sizes, check with me.

100% cotton, blues with purples,
size S (26in. at fringed edge)

Capes & QQ's (samples)

A: The Quetzquemetl is an old-style poncho, made of two pieces seamed together to hang in a diamond shape with a vee neck. Fringes follow the edges. The back view also has a fringed seam.



Cape, deep blue cottons with Seahorse image, Size S+ (27in. at fringed edge), $150

Plain blue cape, below, Size S, $115

Detail of woven-lace Dolphin,at right
26" x 78", $150

Dolphin Shawl
whites & gray/silvers, w/lace image: "Dolphin",


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Weaves By Cappa - "Foral Shawls".Weaves By Cappa - "Floral Shawls"
Weaves By Cappa: Floral Shawl
Details: surface texture & imagery is a combination of open-lace weave and pattern changes. Appliqued edges gives clarity to the shapes. Lace-light enhances windows & doorways.
  Thinking outside the box, or rectangle, weavings can be draped so many ways - on sofas, filtering light over windows, tables, doorways, or on you. As a home accessory, they texturize and color a room. Use panels with imagery to fill narrow wall spaces between windows. Then pick it up and wear it. Made with 100% cotton nub & flake yarns. May also include glossy rayon, raw silk or linen, sparkle or beads, and Leno-Lace imagery. Most have Leno-Lace edges, with fringe. Surface is predominantly tabby pattern (basic weave) but may include additional textured patterns. Some may be hemmed for a rod.

See Panels page for more ideas. Commissioned at your request.

Floral Shawls. Two shawls with similar colors and garden imagery can be taken
as a set, $298, or alone at $165.

Shawls &

Choose a customized marine image for your shawl: shells, dolphins, seahorse, or angelfish.
For more on lace-image shawls, see Throws-Seashawls. For home accessories, see Panels.

Weaves by Cappa - Wrap with Lace Seahorse
"Seahorse" on shoulder of QQ Ruana (sample)
detail: "Wentletrap" shell "Magnolia" Shawl (samples)

Daisy Shawl
Leno lace and applique, white, 100% cotton, 26"x78", $160

Two shawls, silvery beige nuetrals. 100% cotton w/leno lace edges and varied pattern weaves. One plain, $115.
Other, dolphin shawl, shown above, $150.
Two Blue Shawls: top color is more periwinkle, while bottom is deep azure. Each 26"x 78", $98. 

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Handwoven Sachets

Sachets are woven in various colored cottons in a shape much like a 4-cornered hat. Inside is a pad of raw wool, which I've sprayed with scent. To rejuvenate , just add your own scented oil or perfume, or replace with a pouch of potpourri.

Woven sachets make colorful Christmas ornaments. After the season, use in closets or drawers, or hang on your door for a pleasant scent when passing through.
      Check back during the holiday season.

WeavesByCappa: Sachets

Triangle WeavingWeaves By Cappa - Triangular Shawl

Tri-Weaves are finger-picked on various-sized frame looms, incorporating some of the techniques I use on the harness loom, such as the open leno-lace. Smaller frames (4 ft.) give smaller scarves (see scarf pics below) or larger frames (7 ft.) give Shawls/Throws. Similar to a giant potholder, this technique allows a mix of shades, beads, ribbons, rovings, bulky textures and various fibers,including some handspun wool from my sheep.
* As scarves, 48" at widest edge make great accents in school colors.  
* As throws, they are sumptuous fluffy body covers, about 6.5 ft. at widest edge. They can be done in lighter-weight cottons, but I tend to use my most textured, loopy, fuzzy, art yarns, mixed with beads and trims.
See gallery of Tri-Weaves.

Full size Tri-Weaves are not currently available. For scarves, see below.

Triangle weaving is a great project for DIY crafters. Since they are done on frames, no traditional loom nor experience is needed. Ask about workshops offered in this fun technique...

(Learn more about Tri-Weave.
upcoming workshop, Jan'24)
Tri-Weave Workshop


Above scarves are knit, rather than woven, a mix of varied textures and yarn. They are smaller neck warmers.
$28 ea.
Weaves By Cappa: Tri-Scarf
Woven, Triangle Scarf
45" at top edge, made with varied textures and fibers. $68


Weaves By Cappa - Triangle Scarf - greys

Left, blacks, greys, nuetrals with some color, this scarf includes beads and ribbon. $78
Handwoven Wraps by Alice Cappa
More combos of fibers, ribbons, and leno-lace weave. $70
Weaves By Cappa - Triangle Scarf - reds

Left, Tri-scarf in a mix of reds, this scarf includes a variety of yarns and ribbon. $88

Right, multi combos of fibers, ribbon, & beads. in purples, taupes, greens. $88
Handwoven Scarf by Alice Cappa
Circle & Flat Scarves:
Some call the circles "infinity" scarves; they seem to go on and on. Blends of natural fibers and textured novelties, these may also include beads, buttons, ribbons, fringes or trims.

   Circles are approximately 6 ft. long, joined at end points to make a large circle that can be looped 'round and 'round. Or unlace the end

for a standard, straight scarf. See wearable options below.
   Light-weight, wildly textured novelty yarns or smoother cottons. - Ask about school colors!

Three Scarf Styles:

  • longer, 5-6 or loop scarves,
       - textured novelty yarns or smooth/nubs- $48
  • shorter, 4 ft.straight & smooth,
         or textured novelties- $38
  • Triangles, with multi-textured colors and fringes

    Weaves By Cappa: 3 scarves
    3 straight scarves:
    pinks - smooth cottons,
    multi-pastels - textured cotton/blends,
    blues - smooth cottons, w/a row of lace down center
    $38 ea.

2 straight scarves: pinks & purples, white/loopy pink/aqua, both @ $38.
Weaves By Cappa: Yellow Loop Scarf      Weaves By Cappa: Red/Blue Loop Scarf

2 circle scarves:
* yellows, smooth cottons,
*red & navy, textured, fringy blends.
$48 ea.

See gallery of scarves.


Circle Scarves
~ 4 ways to wear a scarf...Weaves By Cappa: Scarf display
Straight - a great accent with stand-up collars.

Weaves By Cappa: Scarf Options
Wear circle scarves wrapped 'round & round your neck, or to pull one end through the loop, or with 2 loose ends braided.




WeavesByCappa: Scarf, tie detail

Above: Details of laces
that can be untied.

My circle scarves have removeable ties. Unlaced, wear them loose and straight, or wrapped 'round and 'round.

See gallery of scarves.


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Most items on this "Ready Page" are currently available. Please see further details on payment, shipping, and care. I can accept payment by MC/Visa by phone, or by PayPal. However, contact me first for a more detailed description. For commissioning other colors, sizes, or styles, see ordering info. For sized tops, to better judge what's needed, lay out one of your own items of similar style, stretch flat and measure. Color blends may be unique. Please refer to more info on color here. It's always good to work with you creating a custom order and refreshing for me to try more variety. Email  me your ideas and we'll go from there. For custom orders, I will send you confirmation, sample yarns, and options.

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