‘Fáillidh’ – Story Plaid: Something Unseen
This hand woven plaid shares the story of soft rolling mists along the tops of high hills and plateaus. It has hand spun inlays of natural caramel and earth brown Shetland wools and Flax fibre. There are hand stitched swirls within the plaid box design throughout the shawl that represent the searching tendrils of mist, that can move unseen but are felt none the less!
”Fáillidh’’ – (Gaelic) meaning gentle, quiet, unseen
The Story Plaid’s meaning
‘‘Fáillidh’’ – Story Plaid is the last of the four Mist Story Plaids. The plaid has silver tones with thin bands of caramel and earth brown to represent the land. This plaid has small hand stitched swirls placed sporadically throughout the shawl. Each hand stitched swirl is unique, some mirror each – others stand out alone. This shawl is made for those that love the gentle softness of a misty day. To enjoy a vista cloaked in swathes of mist and low cloud that clings to the hill sides in Scotland.
Each piece from the Mist Story Plaids creates its own statement. A story embellished and stitched on each shawl. There are only four in the collection.
‘Fáillidh’ – Story Plaid – Product Information
Fibres – 100% Merino Lambswool Yarn from a mill in Yorkshire, with hand spun inlayed yarns of mixed natural fibres such as Shetland and Merino wools.
Dimensions – 91cm x 250cm (+/- 5%)
Design – a hand woven plaid with mixed Twill patterns with inlayed hand spun yarns. Plus small hand stitched swirls.
‘Fáillidh’ – Story Plaid: Something Unseen£440.00
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I love traditional patterns and believe their classic look will transcend seasons. The plaid is synonymous to Scotland and the designs are rooted in this pattern. I believe in creating one off textiles that reflect the wearer or owner of each piece. The stories are unique and will not be re-created.
Scotland radiates magic, it is why we often feel drawn to it and its beautiful rugged landscape. Each Story Plaid is a piece of textile art that illustrates this. The embellishments may be hand stitched, hand felted or threaded with hand spun art yarns that I spin myself. These are added directly to the fabric whilst it is being woven on the loom. The tensioned fabric is the perfect surface to work from.
The designs are made using gentle techniques that hark back to slower times. Using a loom in my Scottish studio, it is powered by hands and feet not electricity. I use natural fibres and yarns that come from British, Scottish & Irish mills, chosen for quality and sustainability. Each step is carefully considered so that the textile is made to the very highest of standards. A hand woven textile has life and personality and, if looked after, will look beautiful for many years ahead.
Use the Story Plaid as a blanket or throw, wrap around as wearable art or hang them as a piece of art in their own right.