If you like this, also have a look at our Red-orange Periwinkle Shawl. The Red Shawl was inspired by periwinkle shells on a red sandstone background.
Woven on the Isle of Skye.
Yarn naturally dyed on the Isle of Skye.
The design of these luxuriously soft lambswool shawls was inspired by a photograph taken by Phil Gorton, a Skye-based art photographer. The image shows three yellow periwinkle shells lying in the dark rippled sands of Bharcasaig, one of Skye's stunning beaches. The dark wet sand acts like a mirror and appears blue, a reflection of the bright blue sky that day.
We chose a softly undulating weaving pattern, with the wave size gradually decreasing towards the edge of the shawl. The three yellow shells are woven into the fabric as three yellow stripes, asymmetrically offset towards the side.
The vibrant colours are naturally dyed by the Shilasdair Yarn Company on Skye. The Indigo blue is beautifully variegated and enhances the rippled weave effect. The bright yellow dye comes from Tansy, a flower grown on the island.
The shawls are reversible with a lighter shade of Indigo blue dominating on one side and a darker one on the other.
The award-winning contemporary jeweller Heather McDermott, who lives and works in the south of Skye, has created a limited edition brooch collection to perfectly complement our Periwinkle Shawls.
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