Shift with Indigo

A gorgeous mix of fine linens and hand spun romney yarns in this all seasons weave. This piece is a medium length.

Yarns & Dyes

Woven in pure linen dipped in my indigo vat briefly giving a beautiful soft light blue.

Blocks of hand spun romney, also dyed with fresh indigo leaves in a pale blue, and weld with indigo in a pale green shade. Inlays of mulberry silk.

The warp is a mix of cotton and linen with some silks.

Design & Feel

Soft linen and wool feels and a lovely soft drape. The weaving designs are plain weave with a block of chevron.

Linen is natural yarn that has warmth and coolness depending on the season. It gets softer and stronger as it is worn.

Dimensions - see diagram
Shoulder opening (A-B-A) – 82cm
Vertical fall (A-C) – 56cm
Weaving length (A-D) – double 63cm plus short tassles


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How dimensions work...

How to take measurements

Sizing Capes and Shifts

Anyone can wear a handwoven cape or shift. The key measurement is the width of your shoulders - the shoulder opening measurement is shown in cms with each piece of weaving.

Use the diagrams to help give you an idea of how this piece of weaving will fall on your body. The important thing is, when you receive it - just throw it over yourself and have a play in front of a flattering mirror. Have a look at my gallery to see a few different ways you can wear your weaving if you need inspiration.

The shoulder opening for any cape or shift is adjustable, please get in touch with any questions about this.

Measuring with a tape


I wash each piece as soon as it leaves the loom. This evens up the fibres, cleans them and fluffs them up to look their best. Your weaving doesn't need excessive washing, wool is great for repelling dirt and moisture. To wash, by hand gently, a non chemical liquid works best, then a quick spin around the washing machine to get out the excess water or roll in a towel. Give the weaving a shake and gently pull the fibres across the width of the weaving. Hang in the breeze over a towel on the line until dry... Easy!!

Rolling your weaving to travel or store will prevent and remove creases.

Word to the wise...

If you ever catch any of the fibres, gently pull the weaving widthwise and the fibres will disappear back into the fabric...