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! A scarf with plenty of fabric is a MUST. The F&H Giant Scarf is a labour of love for something simply cozy, soft & easy to wear.
A scarf isn’t just about staying warm
Why pick a hand woven scarf? I designed the scarves to be super wearable. I wear my own designs and put quality and sustainability high on the agenda. Making a Giant Scarf is about offering something beautiful to wear. They are also rugged and earthy – not just for the high days but a carefully made artisan piece for every day. The colours are gentle and the textures evoking: they reflect the palette of Scotland’s wild landscape.
I designed them to be big, cozy, soft and long enough to get lost in
The weave on the Giant Scarves is slightly looser, this makes them super floppy and soft. This 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: the main fibre in the Giant Scarves is Merino Lambswool. Making them soft against the skin.
The hand spun and hand blended inlays use a range of natural fibres including locally sourced wools with fibres such as Flax and Hemp. 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. New for 2022 are the Cluthaich (a rust colour) & Cairngorm Blue (a blue-grey colour) scarves.
I chose a mix of Scots, Gaelic and geographical words to create their names. Click on each one to find out what they mean.