This is actually a couple of photos to show how the texture changes when a weaving is “finished”. The finishing process for many woven pieces is done by agitating the piece in soapy water. This makes the fibres expand, or full, so they lock together to make a fabric. (And was a nice idea, but not so great with my phone’s camera!)
The weaving started with this wool my father bought in the South of Chile, with some of my hand spun used in the weft.
Before washing the shawl it felt very stiff, but after fulling it was nice and soft.