Naturally Dyed Woven Wall Hanging 'Calm' with Harris Tweed and Blue Lace Agate
Materials: Oexo Tex Cotton, Silk, Wool, Authentic Harris Tweed
Crystals: Blue Lace Agate for soothing, harmonious and positive energy
Natural Dyes: Logwood and Indigo
Dimensions: 15.75in x 13.75in x. 5in (w/frame), 10.5in x 11.5in (weaving w/o frame)
'Calm' embodies serenity. It is peaceful, loving and positive. The Indigo dye vat was infused with the intention "permission to rest." It's easy to get caught up in everything that has to be done and feel like unless we are busy we are stagnant. Indigo is dye that needs time to rest in order to reach its highest potential. Once the ingredients have been combined the vat needs to be left alone to develop. It cannot be rushed. It is an amazing ancient dye that requires time in order to become the beautiful blue hues that we know and love. While weaving with the fibers there was a significant feeling of calm. The energy of the piece can make the chaos of the world melt away and clear the path to balance and hope. It's calming and positive. Just the right amount of comfort to move forward.
Learn more about the natural dyeing & weaving process on the blog
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.
Indigo is an ancient dye that yields beautiful blues. It originates from India over 5,000 years ago. It comes from the plant Indigofera tinctoria. The process to extract the dye from the plant is rather intensive. The actual dyeing takes place in a fermented vat and takes yet more time. It is one of the more complex natural dyes but the results are well worth the effort. Logwood is another 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. To hang place one nail or screw in each of the top corner of the copper frame.
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