Our Tweed and Velvet scarves are made from Harris Tweed . The scarves are backed with silk velvet velvet in a toning, sometimes contrasting shade, and they have proved to be immensely popular. They measure 155 x 23 cm (approximately) and combine the hardiness of tweed with the luscious texture and colours of silk velvets. The scarves are dry clean only.
150 × 23 cm
Dry Clean only
Helen Chatterton was born in Bury, Lancashire in 1961. The seeds of a lifetime’s obsession were sown when her Scottish mother taught her to knit and sew at the age of seven, and growing up in a textile-based town and household fostered a passion for all aspects of fabrics and yarns.
In 2007 Helen started to make her unique tweed and velvet scarves, which proved to be very popular. These were followed in 2009/10 by her skinny scarves. Helen has gradually built up the business and now sells her work the length and breadth of the country in high quality shops and galleries.
Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.
Helen Chatterton textiles has two distinct collections. The collection on Handmade Online is the City on Cloth collection of silk map scarves.
The collection was launched in 2012 at Handmade in Britain’s Spring Show at the Oxo Galleries in London. It started with cotton lawn maps of London, using a 1929 Street Atlas of London which was digitally printed, then made up into long scarves backed with linen.
By popular demand the collection developed quickly and now consists of silk squares, in various sizes and has grown from London to UK cities including Liverpool, Cambridge, and international cities including Berlin, New York, Rome. Helen has done special commission scarves for British Museum, Museum of London and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
The artwork is done by Helen then the silk is digitally printed in Macclesfield where the scarves are machine finished.
Helen’s collection of Harris Tweed scarves was launched in 2008, starting with the Tweed and Velvet scarves. They are made from Harris which is available only from the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides. Each piece of Harris Tweed comes from the mills on Harris and some from individual weavers in crofts. Only tweed purchased on the islands is allowed to bear the now iconic Harris Tweed label. Helen backs her larger Harris Tweed scarves with beautiful lush silk velvets in stunning combinations. The skinny scarves are backed with Liberty Tana Lawn cotton, often mistaken by people for silk. Again the pairing of the fabrics produces a beautiful scarf, the softer cottons and velvets being able to be worn against the neck for the less hardy! The Harris Tweed range has proved extremely popular and Helen has undertaken commissions for galleries including the Tate, London, National Galleries of Scotland and she makes a bespoke range for the British Museum.
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