Weft Name: Whinfell
Warp Name: Pendle
Design Name: Birch Trees
GSM: estimated 290 (we’ll update once we’ve got more measurements to take an average from)
Weave Structure: Alchemy
Blend: Organic Combed Cotton 85% Wool 15%
Wrapping Qualities: The chunky wool gives texture a nd a nice amount of cushioning and grip. The thick wool is spaced out by thinner cotton threads making for very floppy, draping cloth that wraps easily, moulding round you both.
Care Requirements: Despite having a low wool content, this wrap is very easy to care for. It can be washed on a delicate setting and tumble dried on low heat. We recommend taking out when damp and then hanging to air dry, or ironing when damp. Find our washing instructions here.
Notes: 3 different coloured chunky texture lambswool yarns form a gradient colour change. In between each wool weft yarn are 2 deep indigo purple combed cotton threads. Whinfell is the name of a forest in Cumbria, here in the North of England. It is one of the relatively few places in the UK where you can still find red squirrels!
Release Date: 22nd October 2020
Label Identification Code: WB004
Firespiral is the creation of Tamsin and Jen. We are passionate about woven wraps and had a shared dream to one day have our own designs woven. We live in an area with a wonderful weaving heritage and have been lucky enough to work with a very skillful weaving company capable of weaving something really special. Our designs are inspired by the universal patterns in nature that stray into both science and myth; the magical way in which we are connected to the world and its rhythms. We live at the edge of the west pennine moors, surrounded by stone circles, local legend and the wild beauty of the hillside, with the shadows of the cotton mills in the valley below. We feel a real sense of belonging to the ancient landscape and it is from this wonderful place that our inspiration takes shape. Some of our designs are an exploration of naturally occurring pattern, and some could be more accurately described as 'story cloths'. We both have creative backgrounds, Tamsin from an architectural viewpoint and bringing her experience of transforming wraps under the guise of violet chameleon, Jen as an artist and art psychotherapist. We want our woven wraps to be both artistically beautiful and take on deeper personal meanings for their wearers.