The Askival of Strathearn sashes, scarves, shawls, and stoles are made from 5 oz twill weave 100% silk tartan or light weight 100% wool, woven in Scotland and handcrafted in the Askival of Strathearn studio.
The fringes are hand frayed, taking care not to catch the warp threads and then are traditionally knotted with patience and diligence, paying attention to the pattern, tension, and uniformity of the knotting. Because the technique requires skill and is labour intensive, this traditional fringing is becoming less available. The time to fray, knot and finish ranges from 8 to 12 hours depending on size of silk cloth.
The twill weave
The characteristics of twill weave cloth are that it drapes beautifully, is strong, does not wrinkle very easily, and recovers quite well. It is light and comfortable, warm in winter and cool in the summer.
You can have a bespoke scarf, shawl or stole and choose the tartan, size and the style of fringing.
The cloth is woven in Scotland and is light weight I.e. 10/11 oz
At present, your own tartan has to be specially woven and set up costs have to be taken into account.
The cost of the silk cloth has risen recently and if interested please contact for a quotation.
5 hand knotted tasseled fringe (or 1 row of knotting)
|Item||Size||100% silk||100% light weight wool|
|Sash||30cm x 274cm||Please enquire||£199 (£90)|
|Scarf||35cm x 180cm||Please enquire||£120 (£60)|
|Shawl||70cm x 200cm||Please enquire||£250 (£130)|
100% silk stole in the Black Watch Tartan with the 5 knotted fringe
100% twill weave Lightweight wool stole complementing the groom’s tartan
100% twill weave Lightweight wool stoles for the bridesmaids as well. Keeping them cosy