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ZOILA TUNIC

This top is named for Zoila, the 81-year old Ecuadorean woman who actually grew the cotton and hand-spun the white thread in this tunic. The thread is so beautiful that I left it natural. It is combined with some commercial cotton thread that I dyed in three shades of Ecualyptus. This tunic has fringe hanging from the front yoke and along the sleeves. It is finished in a shirt-tail style hem.

Fiber: Hand-spun cotton and commercial cotton
Length: 27 in / 68.5 cm
Width flat: 25 in / 63.5 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
$62.00


ZOILA PONCHO

Another piece using Zoila's wonderful hand-spun cotton thread. There is a running stitch along all of the seams and adjustable stitching along the sides for a more fitted look.

Fiber: Hand-spun cotton and commercial cotton
Length: 27 in / 68.5 cm
Width flat: 37 in / 94 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
$68.00


LAVENDER BLUE DILLY DILLY

I was experimenting with dyeing many shades of lavender and decided to also use a pale lavender warp which brings all the colors into harmony.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 28 in / 71 cm
Width flat: 22 in / 56 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
$62.00


WHITE ON WHITE SUMMER BLOUSE

This was an experiment in using white thread for both warp and weft. I used three different sizes of thread to create a subtle pattern in the fabric.

Fiber: Cotton thread

Woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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PERUVIAN COTTON TUNIC

Simple Tunic Top made with Peruvian Pima Cotton thread in the Clasped Weft style of weaving.

Fiber: Peruvian Cotton

Hand-woven,  designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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BLACK AND WHITETUNIC

This easy fitting tunic has a soft drapey effect. I experimented with different effects in the body of the fabric and enjoyed the resulting textures. The warp ends were used as ties.

Fiber: Rayon and Cotton

Hand-woven,  designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Fringed V-shaped Capelet

V-shaped Capelet with Fringe

Fiber: Wool

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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V-shaped Capelet

A V-shaped Capelet with asymetrical collar.

Fiber: Wool

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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wool poncho

A slip-over-the-head-2-pocket Poncho.

Fiber: Wool

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Traveler's capelet

A cozy capelet with hand-carved tagua nut button details and a drop pocket.

Fiber: Wool

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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school girl capelet

A cozy capelet with girlish fringe detail and a handy pocket in front.

Fiber: Wool

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Simple Capelet

A simple capelet with long front pocket and tassels on the corners.

Fiber: Wool

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Sakiori Style Cotton Shawl

This large and long shawl is made using a string warp and recycled cotton fabrics for the weft. It drapes beautifully and is cozy to wrap up in.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 90 in / 228 cm
Width flat: 16 in / 41 cm

Hand-woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Sakiori Style Cotton Capelet

This capelet is made using a string warp and recycled cotton fabrics for the weft. It drapes beautifully and is cozy to wear. Can be worn with an optional cotton string scarf.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 34 in / 86 cm
Width flat: 14 in / 36 cm

Hand-woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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jazzy jacket in turquoise and black

Long sleeve jacket with single button closure. The black plastic button has a lotus design and was purchased for me by a Buddhist friend traveling in Korea. Hand dyed in shades of turquoise and blended with black.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 34 in / 86 cm
Width: 25 in / 63 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador.
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'Almost Seersucker' Tunic

This is an easy fitting tunic that looks good over a black stretchy top and leggings.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 34 in / 86 cm
Width flat: 26 in / 66 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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three panel dress in turquoise

Cotton String warp and weft dyed two shades of turquoise. Hand stitching of the side seams gives definition to the body and can be adjusted. The collar was made on a pin loom and is attached to the dress.

Fiber: Cotton string
Length: 40 in / 102 cm
Width flat: 30 in / 76 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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summer opera coat

This full length jacket/vest is made of natural, undyed cotton string. The trim is a strap woven at an earlier time. The button is a lotus design from Korea.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 52 in / 132 cm
Width flat: 26 in / 66 cm

Woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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sherbert pastel top

Pretty pastel cropped top hand-dyed in pale pink, peach and green.

Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 23 in / 58 cm
Width flat: 25 in / 63 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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mexican fiesta jacket

Sakiori style wool and cotton jacket in Mexican colors. Strips of denim jeans are woven with the bright wool threads. The back is 3 inches longer than the front and the external seams are whip stitched with red wool thread. Hand carved Tagua nut button.

Fiber: Wool and Denim
Length front: 30 in / 76 cm
Length back: 33 in / 84 cm
Width flat: 26 in / 66 cm

Woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
$68.00 including matching purse


mexican fiesta purse

Companion piece to the Mexican Fiesta jacket. Hand carved tagua nut buttons.

Fiber: Wool and Denim
Strap Drop: 10 in / 25.5 cm
Length: 12 in / 30.5 cm
Width flat: 13 in / 33 cm

Woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador


12 foot long pocket scarf

This scarf was woven with the clasped weft technique and interspersed with black lines. I was weaving this when my purse was stolen so I added a pocket at one end so you can stash some cash in a safe place.

Fiber: Cotton thread
Length: 12 ft / 366 cm
Width flat: 13 in / 33 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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squaredance jacket

I call this the Squaredance jacket because I can see it being spun around the room with a lot of merriment going on. I used the tied warp ends as a design on the back and the sleeves are fringed. There is one hand-carved tagua nut button as closure.

Fiber: Cotton thread
Length: 28 in / 71 cm
Width flat: 26 in / 66 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
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three shades of gray

This soft cozy top was made from space dyed rayon threads in three shades of gray. The warp ends were used as fringed sleeves.

Fiber: Rayon and Cotton thread
Length: 28 in / 71 cm
Width flat: 26 in / 66 cm

Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
SOLD