A hand woven wider shawl made with the finest natural materials. Soft & luxurious with Cashmere
‘Lichen’ – Wide Lambswool Shawl with Cashmere
Woven in a delicate green & grey inspired by lichen found on tree trunks. With complimentary Merino fibre inlays, finished with hand twisted tassels.
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Part of the Granite Sea Shawls
‘The feel of things, textures, surfaces, rough things like cones and bark, smooth things like stalks and feathers, and pebbles rounded by water, the teasing of gossamers…the scratchiness of lichen, the warmth of the sun, the sting of hail, the blunt blow of tumbling water, the flow of wind – nothing that I can touch or that touches me but has its own identity for the hand as much as the eye.’The Living Mountain – Nan Shepherd
The Granite Sea shawls are inspired by the Cairngorms. A mountain range on the eastern side of the Highlands. Millions of years ago slow crystallised granite became the Cairngorms and it is now one of my favourite places to explore. It is a place full of character. You’ll see soft greys, deep granite charcoals with a hint of rosy pink, misty plateaus and snowy peaks as well as the details of plant and animals life such lichens and red squirrels!
‘Lichen’ – Wide Lambswool Shawl with Cashmere Details
Length: 190 cm
Width: 69 cm
Fibre: 47.5% Lambswool, 40% Merino wool, 10% Bamboo + 2.5% Cashmere
Embellishments: soft blue, grey Merino wool fibre inlays
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash
Would you like to customise ‘Lichen’? 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 Granite Sea 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.