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The scarf features an array of ornithological drawings taken from Birds of America by John James Audubon. We’ve taken three separate bird studies and utilised the bird and plant details to produce a stunning pattern that provides a versatile addition to any outfit, utilising the soft colour detailing on a crisp white base.
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John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter known for his studies documenting American birds as well as the stunning illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His greatest work was a book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839) and this is still considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.
Macclesfield was once the centre of the English silk weaving industry and the world's biggest producer of finished silk. The area has been printing silk for over 300 years and at one point had over seventy mills operating in the town. The town is close to a water supply that passes through limestone, and when used in washing and dyeing it gives silk a uniquely attractive lustre.
Our silk scarves are printed at a mill that has been producing printed fabric on the same site for the past fifty years and the process uses water sourced from its own reservoir.
The art of hand rolling scarves is a unique craft and truly makes each piece individual and unique. We feel that the precision and care taken by our skilled artisans gives each scarf its own unique character, finish and feel. To create the finest rolled hems, the edge of the silk or cotton pocket square must be softy turned over with handheld needle and then small stitches are inserted approximately one half to one centimetre apart around the edge, creating a supple yet prominent border. It’s absolutely the best way to finish a scarf for a variety of reasons but the key ones are for both visual effect and structure. Rolling by hand is the only way to get a really nice clean plump finish on the edge and this gives a really nice depth to the edges. It’s a more expensive process than machine rolling but by using a machine you’re often left with a flat edge and you don’t get the same luxurious feel. On top of this, the rolled edges add a lot more structure to your scarf.
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