Woven by hand on my rigid heddle loom in my Suffolk home-studio, this unique wrap/shawl is soft mix of Alpaca and Shetland wool: warm, durable and uniquely stylish.
As with all my weaves, it’s uniquely designed on the loom, and lovingly created.
Long enough for a cosy twice-round-shoulder wrap, or to make a super throw for bed or sofa.
Length (excluding fringe): 210cm
Yarn: Alpaca and Shetland wools.
Care: cool handwash, or wool/handwash cycle with max 800rpm spin.
Last one of this design… THIS DESIGN WILL NOT BE REPEATED.
210 × 48 cm
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.”
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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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