Simon Middleton Handwoven Strata, all natural yarn throw/shawlSimon Middleton Handwoven Strata, all natural yarn throw/shawl

Strata, all natural yarn throw/shawl


208 × 25 cm
500 gm
British and South American grown sheep's wool.

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Capturing the colours and textures of the Waveney Valley in winter, entirely handwoven in Beccles, Suffolk on a small traditional loom, using natural fibres, a large proportion of which are hand-spun.

This is a big, wind-cheating, warm and robust garment, that is also a statement piece full of bold stripes of natural fleece shades and subtle dyes.

The weft is a combination of pure wools:

• Blueface Leicester yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners (reared, sheared and spun in UK)
• Jacob (reared, sheared and homespun in UK)
• Hill Radnor (reared, sheared and homespun in UK)
• Shetland (reared, sheared and homespun in UK)
• Ryland (reared, sheared and homespun in UK)
• Merino (South American non-mulesed, homespun in UK)

Most of the yarns are natural colour (undyed), but where used (greens, blues, rust tones) the dyes are non-toxic Oeko-Tex Standard 100 compliant.

The warp is 100% organic combed cotton (GOTS® certified) which is also guaranteed dyed without using carcinogenic or allergenic dyes, making it totally hypoallergenic, so it is certified with the DETOX TO ZERO seal by OEKO-TEX®.

Length (excluding fringes): 228cm

Width: approx 40cm

Care: cold handwash only, dry flat.

Weight 500 gm
Dimensions 208 × 25 cm
Care Instructions:

Care: cold handwash only, dry flat.


Simon Middleton says: “I’ve become obsessed with the look, feel and even the smell of wool. It’s such an inspiring and evocative raw material, imbued with so much character and variation. Working with it from such an early stage, doing all the spinning of the yarn myself, with a traditional foot-powered spinning wheel, means my pieces are also uniquely ‘human scale’. It’s a very simple journey, process-wise, from sheep to finished product, which makes each piece so different from mass-manufactured garments and homewares.”

Cost Time
Mainland UK $6.48 3 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands $6.48 5 day(s)
Western Europe $16.19 5 day(s)
Rest of Europe $16.19 5 day(s)
USA and Canada $20.72 7 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ $25.91 10 day(s)
Worldwide $25.91 10 day(s)

Artist Return Policy : This item can 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.

All Simon Middleton Handwoven pieces are, as the name implies, woven by hand on small, non-powered looms, using Simon’s own handspun wool.

All of Simon’s pieces are ‘designed on the loom’: improvised with only the most general idea of palette and textural approach at the outset.

Simon uses sustainably grown fibres and yarns, mostly British-grown wool. He combines the softest and most characterful wools with silks, plant-based fibres such as nettle viscose, and some recycled yarns.

His own hand-spun wool yarn, and is either undyed, making the most of the natural colours of the wool, or is small-batch dyed in the UK. Inspiration comes from the natural environment around Simon’s home in Suffolk.

Spinning and weaving by hand, says Simon, provides a unique opportunity to practise ancient crafts whilst allowing freedom of artistic expression within the boundaries of the simplest technology and the most evocative of materials.

Simon Middleton is the founder of two made-in-Britain clothing brands: Shackleton and Blackshore, and has spent a lifetime in the creative and manufacturing industries. He works in a ten by eight foot wooden shed in his Suffolk garden.

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