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Small lavender bags, Set of three


11 × 11 cm


The City on Cloth lavender bags are made from surplus silk when the map scarves are printed. They are filled with Yorkshire Lavender, and backed with silk dupion. They have a small label for hanging. The silk used on the front of the lavender bags is silk satin or silk twill. The lavender bags are 11 x 11 cm and filled with a minimum of 30g of lavender. Helen makes them all in her workroom in Liverpool. Sold in sets of three as chosen by Helen. Cities available: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Oxford, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, New York, Venice, Tokyo, Nice.

Dimensions 11 × 11 cm
Care Instructions:

Do not wash. Can be refilled, or topped up with lavender oil.


When visiting the silk printers in Macclesfield to collect some of the City on Cloth scarves, Helen was shown some surplus from her fabrics and asked if she wanted it. She did, took it to her workshop, cut it up and started to make lavender bags from them, just to try out. They have been so successful that since that first batch, for every new scarf that is printed, Helen asks the printers to print extra on any spare bits of silk left while printing the maps. They have been sold in many shops, galleries and even a famous perfume house in the South of France!

Cost Time
Mainland UK £3.00 3 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands £3.00 3 day(s)
Western Europe £5.00 2 day(s)
Rest of Europe £5.00 7 day(s)
USA and Canada £6.00 10 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ £7.00 0 day(s)
Worldwide £7.00 10 day(s)

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Helen Chatterton Textiles

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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