I’ll be honest
I love scarves. Full stop. But I REALLY love giant scarves. I have hand woven different shapes, sizes, fibres, thicknesses – with tassels, with fringes and more! I really enjoy having different styles to choose from but a giant scarf is a must as the days get chillier.
A scarf isn’t just about staying warm
Scarves and shawls are wonderful as an extra layer but sometimes you need a little buffer to the world too (introvert alert!). The giant scarves not only keep me warm and cosy but there is plenty of fabric to wrap myself up in when I feel the world is too loud or busy. These are the type that you can wrap right up to your eye line if you choose to.
I designed them to be big, cosy, soft and long enough to get lost in
The weave on the giant scarves is slightly looser, this makes them super floppy and soft and allows the wool to do its magic and regulate your temperature (wool has some amazing properties and temperature regulating is one of them).
As with all Feather & Hay designs the scarves have been made with yarns from Britain & Ireland; using fibres often very local to me in the hand spun and hand blended inlays. Quality is a high priority and I make everything in my studio on the North East side of Scotland. The patterns are traditional and the processes gentle: the method of my weaving following the way textiles would have been woven in Scotland many hundreds of years ago.
10 reasons why I love these Giant Scarves
And another thing…(I should have said 11 reasons I love Giant Scarves shouldn’t I?)
Their names tell a story of being outdoors in wild Scottish spaces. The three Cairngorms inspired designs are: a dark grey called Thraw, a light grey called Sitheah (pronounced Shee-och) and one with a mix of both called Eske Esk. Each design has inlays of hand blended colours such as umber, charocoal, ochre & teal.
I chose a mix of Scots, Gaelic and geographical words to create their names. Click on each one to find out what they mean.