‘Fogharach’ Scarves – Simply Scotland
The Simply Scotland pieces are hand woven with fine British yarns, in subtle but beautiful Twill patterns. Kept simple but woven with care using traditional weaving techniques. Soft & luxurious with hand spun inlays that reflect a rugged Scottish landscape. Each piece is named after a beloved place in the Glens and Highlands. These are places I wander, they inspire the colours and textures woven.
Inspired by Autumnal colours in the Glens, burnt umber bracken, golden leaves and fruits. This set of ‘Fogharach’ Scarves is a blending of a warm rusts and a soft basswood base. One fringe version has a band of burgundy pink-red on each end. Fogharach is a Gaelic word meaning autumnal. There are three to choose from: tasseled, fringed & fringed with a band of burgundy on the ends.
‘Fogharach’ Scarves – Simply Scotland Details
Length: approx 210cm -/+ 3%
Fibre: 100% Merino Lambswool – blocks of burgundy pink-red with silver against a soft basswood background.
Embellishments & Patterns: Inlays of hand blended Merino & Shetland and Swaledale wool in a plaited Twill pattern
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash, please note care should be taken when washing tassels, best to tie them into a bunch before washing.
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, ethics and tactile qualities entwine with the wild stories of the Scottish Highlands to become heirlooms of the future.
I use traditional craft skills and the finest 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 also feature hand spun yarns, inlayed into the pieces as they’re woven. These art yarns often feature local fibres such as Shetland wool from Shetland or Alpaca from a few miles of the studio.
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 such as small, hand entwined fibre inlays.
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.
Caring for Hand Woven fabric
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.
Please note: extra care is needed when washing scarves with tassels. It is worth tying them (with something like a rubber band or string) before hand washing the scarf. This will help preserve their twist.