Kingfisher Long Scarf
A nod to the beautiful colours of the Kingfisher, this hand woven piece is inspired by the wonderful teal greens found on this stunning bird. A luxurious combination of Lambswool, mulesing-free Merino wool, eco-friendly Tencel & a touch of Cashmere – gorgeous tweed effect
Starling Long Scarf Product Overview
Fibre: 45% Lambswool, 40% Merino Wool 10% Tencel & 5 % Cashmere
Weave: Plaited twill
Edges: tasselled fringe ends
Embellishments: A fine orange check as supplementary threads & a hand stamped leather tag
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash
A hand painted green warp with a tweedy weft yarn (all hand dyeing done by F&H). The colours shift and change along the length of the scarf.
The Story behind the Kingfisher Long Scarf
The Kingfisher Long Scarf is a hand dyed warp and with a tweedy yarn weft scarf making this a limited edition piece. Hand Woven with a delightful mix of fibres: a soft Lambswool, museling-free Merino wool, eco-friendly Tencel & the luxurious touch of Cashmere. Perfect for keeping warm especially for that like a soft but firm fabric.
The colours are inspired by the stunning British Kingfisher. A bird well known for its teal and turquoise feathers but often so elusive spotting them can be tricky. This one had to be part of the Lost Words Collection as it is hard not to love such a vibrant part of the landscape.
The Lost Words Collection has been created to conjure words that remind us of the simple beauty found in nature. Words that are being lost in a world full of technological language. Each hand woven piece from this collection has its name hand stamped on a leather label, helping to summon the power those words hold when they are remembered and spoken.
Feather & Hay creates limited edition textiles. Each piece has a story to tell, inspired by nature, the landscape or the seasonal flow of country living. Our creations immerse the wearer in the power of wild; touching, holding and possessing will summon it’s magic.
Our textiles are hand woven on Feather & Hay’s floor loom in Scotland, using especially sourced and high quality raw materials. Each textile created thread by thread brings an original hand made item that respects the rhythm of nature. Commissioned work is available please get in touch if you would like something especially made.
How do I wash my hand woven item?
To preserve the beauty and magic of your Feather & Hay textile it is best to hand wash and line dry when required.
You do not need to pre-wash your item, each piece has been finished read for immediate use.
For plant based (cellulose) fibres use a non-bio detergent in hand warm water. Ecover is a good example of a gentle detergent.
For animal based (protein) fibres use a detergent suitable for delicates (often described as ‘for wool or silk’). Keep the temperature just warm to the hand and try not to agitate the fabric when washing. Remember felting can occur with heat, water & friction!