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100% silk or wool sashes, scarves & stoles

100% wool or silk sashes, scarves and stoles

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.

Handcrafting the traditional 5 knotted fringe

100% silk
The twill weave emulates the kilt tartan’s weave and drapes beautifully. The twill weave is strong, does not wrinkle very easily and recovers quite well. It is light and comfortable, warm in winter and cool in summer.

You can also have a bespoke scarf, shawl or stole and choose the tartan, size and the style of fringing.

At present, the readily available silk is in the Black Watch, Strathearn, Grey Douglas, Princess Mary and the Stewart tartans. However, your own tartan can be specially woven and will cost a little bit more to allow for the weaver’s set up costs.

The sash can be made from the wider cloth and edge with a narrow rolled hem or be woven 30cm wide with a natural finish edge.

5 hand knotted tasseled fringe (1 row of knotting)

Item Size 100% silk 100% light weight wool
Sash 30cm x 274cm £399 (£299) £199 (£90)
Scarf 35cm x 180cm £290 (£190) £110 (£60)
Shawl 70cm x 250cm £550 (£350) £280 (£160)

100% silk stole in the Black Watch Tartan with the 5 knotted fringe

100% twill weave silk Strathearn scarf and Black Watch stole

100% silk stole in the Black Watch Tartan with the 5 knotted fringe