Faded Velvet collection
I’ve recently returned from Crux Craft Fair and the Selvedge Winter Fair , which were both wonderful shows that I hope to return to one day. The most popular range of was my ‘Faded Velvet’ wraps/throws and scarves, which I thought I would share with you. For a while now I have been inspired by fabrics and furnishings that were once beautiful and elegant, but are now looking the worst for wear. So the design for this series of wraps/throws and scarves came from worn and faded velvet. I’ve space-dyed a mid weight woollen yarn to represent the pattern pile of velvet and a finer worsted wool to create the ‘worn’ patches. The structure is a type of twill, that allows the warp colour to show on one side and the weft on the other, this way of working allows me to ensure that each piece of work is different. I call them wrap/throws because I think they work well as something warm waiting for you on the sofa to wrap yourself up in when getting cosy with a good book and a glass of wine.
The scarf collection uses the same yarn combination, but uses both a twill and waffle structure to create surface texture.