If you need a scarf to keep you warm and snug through the chillier months of the year, this is for you. The soft blends of wool and silk are interlaced in a honeycomb structure to trap air and retain warmth. It is versatile too. One side is predominantly a deep, vivid purple, while on the other side purple mixes with grey for a lighter shade, so you can style it for two quite different looks.
The yarn in this scarf is a blend of Merino, silk and yak. The yak fibre produces the lovely natural grey colour and a softness beyond my powers of description! Warp and weft are naturally dyed for long-lasting colour with cochineal, a traditional source of reds and purples.
Every scarf in the Naturally Warm collection is individually woven in a unique combination of hand-dyed yarns. There will never be another scarf like yours.
This scarf is 25 cm wide x 157 cm long (or approximately 10 x 62 inches). The fringe adds approx 10 cm (4 inches) at each end.
To prolong the beauty and brightness of your naturally dyed handwoven scarf, please have a look at this care information.
I became interested in this particular honeycomb interlacement a few years ago, when I discovered that all the books in my weaving library had recorded it incorrectly. I spent a long time tracking the same mistake back through the weaving literature. My nerdy side was fully engaged in pursuit of the problem! When I had finally established what it ought to look like, of course I had to try it – and discovered a lovely, textured weave with a lively feeling of movement. Delightfully, the name of the structure is Brighton Honeycomb, which sounds like a sweetie you’d eat beside the sea.
This collection is exclusively available direct from Bonny Claith. You will find it online or at selected events, but not in any shops or galleries.