A hand woven wider shawl made with the finest natural materials. Soft & luxurious with Cashmere
‘Juniper’ – Wide Lambswool Shawl
Woven in a rich green and blue, inspired by the Juniper tree found in deep dark forests of ancient Scotland. With complimentary Merino & Rose fibre inlays, finished with hand twisted tassels.
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Part of the Wild Wood Shawls
Wildwood: an uncultivated wood or forest that has been allowed to grow naturally.The Wild Wood shawls embody trees that would have grown prolifically in ancient woodlands such as the Caledonian Forest. This Caledonian Forest in Scotland would have had many Scots Pine trees with lower trees and bushes such as Juniper, Rowan and Holly. It isn’t surprising there is folklore, calendars and rituals around these ancient trees. They would have featured in our ancestors’ daily lives!
There is conservation work to help recover the Caledonian forest to help its biodiversity, bringing more of these trees back to Scotland will help many other plants and animals. For 2021 any Wild Wood shawl bought, 2.5% of the money you spend will go to treesforlife.org to help plant more trees!
‘Juniper’ – Wide Lambswool Shawl Details
Width: 71 cm
Fibre: 95% Lambswool 5% Cashmere
Embellishments: Mixed Blue Merino wool & Rose fibre fibre inlays with tassels + green inlays (no tassles).
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash
Would you like to customise ‘Juniper’? 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 Wild Wood 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.