A hand woven wider shawl made with the finest natural materials. Soft & luxurious with Cashmere
‘Camhanaich Alchemy’ – Lambswool Shawl
Woven in a slate blue-grey, inspired by the first light of the early morning. When the Light Kisses the languid lips of Night. With a mix of charcoal, blues and green Merino, Sari Silk & Rose fibre inlays, finished with hand twisted tassels.
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The ‘Camhanaich Alchemy’ Shawl
Camhanaich: (pronounced kav-an-ack) meaning the early morning in Gaelic.
The ‘Camhanaich Alchemy’ Shawl was created to emulate that early morning mood. The mixing of night with the first rays of early morning light.
‘Day’s sweetest moments are at dawn; Refreshed by his long sleep, the Light Kisses the languid lips of Night, Ere she can rise and hasten on…. ‘
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There is something magical about leaving the house and venturing out into the early morning. Whilst many are still sleeping, the glens, woodlands and shorelines are quiet, gently touched with the very first rays of light. If there was ever a time for magic, a moment of alchemy: this is it!
‘Camhanaich Alchemy’ – Lambswool Shawl Details
Length: approx 192cm -/+ 3% (due to the nature of hand woven textiles each piece may vary slightly in length)
Width: 73 cm
Fibre: 50% Merino Lambswool 47.5% Geelong Lambswool & 2.5% Cashmere
Embellishments: A mix of charcoal, blues + greens in Merino wool, Sari Silk & Rose fibre inlays (no inlay tassels)
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash
Would you like to customise ‘Camhanaich’s Alchemy’? Every shawl I create is unique. The hand blended inlays are mixed as I weave, the placement and order may be different too. This means that as I create the Lambswool Shawls you are able to customise the inlays and the length of the shawl. Coming soon.
Hand woven in Scotland
To choose a hand woven textile is to accept a slower pace. The Feather & Hay floor loom is powered by hand and foot not electricity, continuing a long history of hand weaving in Scotland. I believe in well made, hand crafted textiles that go beyond utility. Feather & Hay creates textiles whose aesthetics and tactile qualities will entwine with everyday memories to become heirlooms of the future.
I use traditional craft skills and high quality natural materials to make one off textiles that respect the earth and look beautiful. Feather & Hay chooses high quality, renewable and sustainable fibres. This ensures a long lasting textile that does not deplete the planet’s resources. Feather & Hay dyes, hand weaves, hem stitches, washes and finishes each textile within North East Scotland.
The designs reflect wild places. Often telling the story of the smaller details only noticed by those that immerse themselves in nature and respect its wild and natural balance. Each textile has unique, intuitively added embellishments: there can be small, hand entwined fibre inlays or glass beading.
Feather & Hay doesn’t just make textiles. Each hand woven piece starts with a story rooted in the natural world. Inspiration springs from the landscape, its history, rhythms and cycles.
Commissioned work is available so get in touch if you would like something especially made.
Washing your Textile
You do not need to pre-wash your item, each piece has been finished ready to use. Feather & Hay textiles are washed in 100% Coconut oil soap. This is free from synthetic detergents, phosphates, optical brighteners, enzymes, fragrances and preservatives.
To preserve the beauty and magic of your Feather & Hay textile it is best to hand wash and line dry.