HANDSPUN COTTON THROW
A sublime lightweight, textured throw handmade using the finest handspun cotton fibres. These throws come in their natural Ecru colour which is the raw colour of unbleached and undyed cotton. It is an organic off-white that varies with each small production batch. The throws are finished with short, twisted tassels typical of the handweaving process.
Each throw is made from naturally grown cotton by small-scale farmers in a little village in Northern Thailand. These small scale, family-run farms employ minimal water usage and no pesticides in their production methods focusing instead on more traditional and natural farming techniques.
Handspun cotton is quite taught when first woven but as the material is used and lived in, it quickly begins to relax becoming incredibly soft to the touch. While the yarns are wonderfully uneven and full of texture, our Handspun Cotton Throws are more uniform than our Handspun Eri Silk Throws. The final three images show the Handspun Eri Silk and Handspun Cotton Throws together with the more even cotton throw shown in front and the more textured Eri silk throw shown behind.
Our handspun cotton and Eri silk throws and cushion covers are created by a textiles studio that is the result of a collaboration between Japanese designers and traditional artisanal craftspeople from villages spread across Thailand’s countryside. While the terms ‘silk’ and ‘cotton’ are unifying terms that refer to all fabrics made using these natural materials, handspun yarns come with a great deal of variation as different spinners produce yarns with very different characteristics. Each of the spinners that has collaborated on this project has been selected because of their specific technique that results in high-quality yarns full of natural organic texture. Using organic materials local to Thailand, undyed or naturally dyed yarns and indigenous hand-manufacturing the textiles studio aims to support and preserve traditional low impact cultivation methods and artisanal handcrafting skills while creating sophisticated textiles that are distinguished by simplicity in form combined with the beauty of handspun natural fabrics.
Size: 92cm x 205cm (please allow for some variation in size).
Materials: Handspun cotton and cotton weft.
Handwoven in Thailand.
Our handspun pieces come with all the small unevenness and variations in colour, texture, size and finish that are the embodiment of handmade fabrics. These items will not display the perfect uniformity of factory mass-production and variations from one piece to the next as well as small imperfections are not faults.
Care: Handwashing with mild liquid soap is recommended though you can also wash the cotton throws in the washing machine on a gentle, cold hand-wash cycle.