Rafter Scarf Loopy EwesRafter Scarf Loopy Ewes

Rafter Scarf

£165.00

100% British Wool
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Description:

Inspired by the small delicate pink seen in purple crownvetch growing along hedgerows, this chunky knit Rafter Scarf is handmade using my organically dyed moss, raspberry and heather yarns with the natural undyed ecru of my Portland sheep. It is generous in its width and length so you can wear it in a variety of ways – and have plenty of depth to cover your neck and face on really windy days. The larger block patterns in this scarf are created using a knitting technique called intarsia which requires patience and careful hand finishing to the reverse. OTHER COLOURS AVAILABLE Size: 200cm long by 33cm wide

Weight 450 gm
Dimensions 200 × 33 cm
Colour

Hedgerow, Meadow, Mocha

Care Instructions:

Airing is caring - Because of its odour, stain and crease-resistant properties wool can practically take care of itself. The best way to keep your knitwear fresh is to let it's natural properties do the work. Air and rest for 24 hours between wears and hand wash when necessary.

Story:

All of my knitted products are designed, handmade and finished in my Cotswolds studio by my own hands using the wool from my flock of native breed sheep. I use a hand powered knitting machine – no electricity or machine power is involved. The wooden tags sewn onto each piece to mark the unique Loopy Ewes provenance, are made for me in Devon on FSC certified wood. No solvents are used in their printing and I hand sew them onto each product using organic cotton thread.

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Mainland UK £10.99.00 2 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands NA NA
Western Europe NA NA
Rest of Europe NA NA
USA and Canada NA NA
Far East / Australia-NZ NA NA
Worldwide NA NA
Returns

Artist Return Policy : This item cannot be returned.

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.

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Should you choose to return or exchange your order you will need to deliver the item(s) to the UK, where this seller is based.

Loopy Ewes

Katie Allen is a Shepherd and Maker; custodian of the land and advocate for her flock of British, native breed sheep. Based in the Cotswolds, she works to connect more people with the reality that our clothes come from farming, just like our food. Her hand-crafted, 100% traceable knitwear demonstrates how British wool can be grown regeneratively, simply and locally processed, resulting in clothing that is beautiful, honest and good for the earth.

There is no better way to assure the quality of your raw material than by growing it yourself. As the farmer, designer and garment producer for her knitwear, she takes responsibility for each stage of production – from getting her hands dirty in the field, to fully fashioning each garment on her knitting machine. She uses shepherding processes that honour soil and biodiversity to encourage a wholesome farmed environment, alongside careful attention to slow, hand-crafted production. Her compassion for her sheep and the land they graze, combined with an innovative commitment to regional, low-carbon processing enables her to work sustainably all along her supply chain and create an important connection between people, place and product.

Her work with the flock immerses her in the outdoors. As a designer she sees beauty in simplicity and constantly takes inspiration from the seasonal British countryside and her surroundings; a hedgerow bursting with colour and wildlife, or the ageing roof rafters of an abandoned woodshed.

She creates her garments using the no-waste knitting process of fully fashioning – whereby each piece of the garment is knitted separately and then sewn together by hand. Using a hand-powered knitting machine, means no electricity is used in their construction and she employs a complex technique called intarsia for her larger block patterns that require careful hand-finishing.

Every piece is distinctive in design offering bold patterns and eye-catching colour. Authentic in origin, they are bound to the journey of her shepherding life – from delivering lambs and watching their fleeces grow throughout the season, to shearing time and handing over her wool clip to the mill. When she runs the threads of yarn through her hands on the knitting machine, knowing she’s spent the year caring for the animals that produced it, she feels a profound connection to her work.

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