Posted on April 06, 2016 by Kirstin Gault
Esja was designed in collaboration with Icelandic product designer, Hanna Dís Whitehead and Scottish Textile Designer, Claire Anderson as part of their Weaving DNA project. They re-appropriate traditional Nordic and Scottish textiles, examining the ways in which these represent and shape aspects of national identity.
For more information regarding the story of Esja, please visit: http://weavingdna.tumblr.com or, for information regarding the exhibition (which is on going until the 22nd of May), visit: http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/weaving-dna
Photograph by Tian Khee Siong
Esja, which is a multi-purpose fabric, is suitable for skirts, trousers, jackets as well as soft furnishings such as curtains, cushion covers and upholstery. For more information or to purchase the cloth see: Esja.
The Esja pattern is also available on one of our hipflasks: Esja Hipflask
Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms.
Knockando Woolmill has always been at the heart of the local community. Listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, the mill has since maintained its traditions of spinning and weaving through generations of families.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.
Scottish Charity No. SC030167