Gorse in Spring – a gathering together of sweetness and value.
A striped back textile, hand dyed with plant dyes including locally sourced Gorse blossom. Using low impact resources to create a beautiful, elegant piece. The shawl is smooth, light and soft, perfect for cooler Spring and Summer evenings.
Northern Spring – Plant Dyed & Hand Woven Shawl
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Northern Spring Hand Woven Shawl Details
L x W: 185 x 51cm
Fibre: 50% Tencel + 40% Preconsumer recycled Cotton + 10% Virgin Cotton
Embellishments: Hand embroidered Gorse symbol from the Ogham alphabet.
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash
The Story behind the Collection
The designs made by Feather & Hay reflect wild places in British landscapes. Often telling the story of smaller details only noticed by those that immerse themselves in nature and respect its wild and natural balance.
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 use traditional craft skills to make one off textiles that respect the balance of nature. I design and weave Feather & Hay’s collections and source high quality natural materials; often locally in Scotland. I choose resources adhering to good standards of animal care, people’s working rights and sustainability.
Using Plant Dyes
Feather & Hay works with both plant and wool fibres. The plant based collection uses plant dyes to create elegant, soft and delightful colours. I like to find resources locally when possible: Scotland has an abundance of natural materials such as Gorse bushes, Nettles and Birch trees.
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 please 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 with 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.