Jester is a wonderfully soft, long and drapery handwoven scarf. It is made from wool and silk with quirky colours of lemon, salmon pink and purple which change as you move through the length of the scarf. Deep purple stripes of baby alpaca add contrast and texture, while the fine silk weft adds creates the most beautiful softness and drape.
Jester measures 195cm x 25cm + twisted fringes
I used a skein of hand dyed wool/polyamide yarn by Viking Yarns and pooled in the warp to create faux ikat style colour graduation running lengthwise down the scarf. The plain weave structure allows those colours to really sing.
I recommend hand washing gently in warm water and drying outside if at all possible.
About Five Turrets Handwoven
I live in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders and started weaving in 2015 when I got my first four shaft Ashford table loom. I love all things fibre but I’m truly hooked on weaving. I'm lucky enough to have my own home weaving studio to house my ever growing collection of looms.
I hope you like what you see in my shop. I make handwoven scarves, blankets and homeware. My craft is all about waste reduction and sustainability. Weaving is essentially interlocking warp and weft and my passion is to do that by combining unloved and surplus materials into one of a kind beautiful and useful cloth creations. Most of the yarns I use are Scrap Store or charity shop finds, mill ends and surplus stock. If I buy new, the emphasis is always on ethical production and from local spinners and dyers.