‘Hill Top Heather’ Shawl – 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.
‘Hill Top Heather’ is named for a favourite place in the Angus Glens. There is a lovely area around a small place called Tarfside approaching Glen Esk. There is an abundance of heather here from June onwards. The heathery pinks range from light lilac to a deep vibrant purple-pink and cover the hills in a rich blanket of colour.
‘Hill Top Heather’ Shawl Simply Scotland Details
Length: approx 208cm -/+ 3%
Width: 64 cm
Fibre: 100% Merino Lambswool – deep purple-pink on a brighter pink base, just like heather blooms!
Embellishments & Patterns: Inlays of hand blended Merino & Shetland wool + Linen fibres 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.
The shawls and scarves are woven to feel comfortable against the skin. I have combined the very best fibres to ensure each piece is soft, warm and smooth.
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.
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.