Naturally Dyed 'Trust' Woven Wall Hanging with Harris Tweed and Charoite
Materials: Oexo Tex Cotton, Wool, Authentic Harris Tweed, Hand cut Silk and Velvet
Natural Dyes: Logwood, blueberries and currants
Crystals: Charoite for clarity and confidence as you move forward, serene bravery
Dimensions: 15in W x 15.75in H x .5in D (w/frame) 11.5 in W x 11in H (weaving w/o frame)
The weaving encompasses the energy needed to trust in your abilities and let your passion guide you on your path. Before dyeing, the space and fibers were cleansed and the intention was "sett" to take a leap of faith forward. The water used for the dye bath was infused with amethyst and lepidolite crystal energy. Throughout the weaving process the message 'Trust' kept popping up. The piece has very serene bravery energy to it. It is the calm confidence needed to push forward even when the path is not clear. The copper frame was hand soldered custom for this weaving. It grounds and amplifies the intention and aw times passes it will grow in interest as it patinas. Check out the blog to read more about the dyeing process and intentions "sett" into the piece.
About the Dyes and Materials:
All fibers were sourced from small, woman owned businesses. They are all natural and eco-friendly. The Harris Tweed was purchased at a small, woman owned, craft store on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland. The authentic Harris Tweed tag can be found on the back of the weaving.
Logwood Dye: an ancient dye that was highly sought out due to the beautiful colors
that were unlike other dyes of the time. As a result only the very rich would be able to purchase textiles with that dye. Logwood is a very versatile dye that can be modify to yield not just purples, but also blacks and pinks. Check out the blog to read more about the dyeing process and intentions "sett" into the piece.
Harris Tweed: Harris Tweed began as a woman's business and grew to a global brand with the support of other prominent women during a time when the patriarchy was very much alive.
In 1843 on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, two sisters, known as "The Paisley Sisters" were creating tweed that attracted the attention of a prominent woman, Lady Catherine Herbert. Lady Catherine Herbert was so impressed with the fine quality of
weaving that she commissioned the sisters to create outfits for members in employ on her estate. The fabric proved to be durable in the Scottish weather and well suited for common practice activities of the time such as hunting and riding. Lady Catherine Herbert was close friends with Queen Victoria and after sharing the luxurious fabric with her the sisters were quickly put to work traveling for addtional training and education and sharing their knowledge with others. As their tweed grew in popularity The Harris Tweed Authority was created to ensure that all Harris Tweed was made to very exacting standards, such as made by hand (not machine powered looms) from pure virgin wool hand or mill spun on the island. After the material is sent to the Harris Tweed Authority it is inspected and stamped if it meets the quality standards. The weaver or store is then given tags that can be used to identify that it is Harris Tweed.
Shipping: Please allow 3-5 days to prepare for shipping.
Care: Do not hang in direct sunlight. Dust frame with dry rag as needed. Do not use soaps or chemicals to clean.
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