The warm tones of this cowl are muted by the natural grey weft, which contains yak fibre for exceptional softness. Wear it outdoors, indoors, to dress up a plain jumper or complement a classic winter coat. If, like me, you live in an old (and rather chilly) house, you may find that you put it on in November and wear it right through until May.
The distinctive wavy ‘cascade’ design is created by using two warp layers, interlaced with a single weft, which creates a dense but soft fabric to keep you cosy. The warp yarns are blends of Merino and silk dyed with cochineal, madder and chestnut. The weft yarn is a natural grey blend of merino, silk and yak.
Every Cascade cowl in the Flow collection is individually woven in a unique combination of hand-dyed yarns. There will never be another cowl like yours.
This cowl is 33 cm deep x 70 cm in circumference (or approximately 13 x 27.5 inches). I tend to favour a fairly loose-fitting cowl, not too snug under the chin, so that is how I have constructed this one.
To prolong the beauty and brightness of your naturally dyed handwoven cowl, please have a look at this care information.
I love the sight and sound of a fast-flowing burn, stream or brook. This design celebrates the tumbling waters of Perthshire, where we enjoy walking on our rare ‘weekends off’: the Moness burn in Aberfeldy, the Falls of Dochart in Killin and many smaller waterfalls, unnamed but musical and mesmerising. Using the right-angled interlacement of warp and weft to express a curved line, inspired by nature, is a technique I use a lot in my creative practice and it never fails to make me smile. It’s as defiant as a salmon, leaping upstream.
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.