I call this a blanket, but don’t be limited by definitions! Inspired by the Sutherland coast at the very northern edge of Scotland, it is as versatile as the plaids of old. You can sit on it, sit under it, wrap yourself up in it, whatever you choose. The fabric is surprisingly lightweight and the nap has been brushed by hand for a soft finish. Warm browns and greys are enlivened by bold stripes in a choice of green, orange or blue and each piece is finished with a matching hand-stitched edge.
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These are the very last pieces in my Wild Land collection, which I no longer weave. There is only one of each colour left.
Each blanket is 28 cm wide x 178 cm long (or approximately 11 x 70 inches).
This blanket is handwoven in pure lambswool, commercially spun and dyed at a mill in Scotland. It does not need frequent washing: a regular airing will save on laundry. When washing time comes around, it should be washed by hand and dried flat.
This design is inspired by one of my favourite places in the world, the Kyle of Tongue. There’s an old cobbled slipway, whose rounded stones encouraged me to experiment with different kinds of distortion in the weave. The shapes and colours of rock and lichen eventually found their expression in a very simple weave structure, which I wove in Scottish lambswool on my 8-shaft countermarche loom.
This collection is exclusively available direct from Bonny Claith. You will only find it online.