Winter Solstice/Valentine Preorder

21 February 2013:
Starry Night and Valentine Roses Pre-order
The following items will be available to pre-order:

  • Starry Night Nebula (25% wild silk, 75% cotton)
  • Starry Night Midnight (100% cotton)
  • Starry Night Raven (50% linen, 50% cotton, medium weight)
  • Roses Vanilla (25% wild silk, 75% cotton)
  • Roses Vanilla (25% wild silk, 20% linen, 55% cotton)
  • Roses Eros (50% combed cotton warp, 50% cotton weft, heavy weight; 270/280 gsm)
  • Roses Aphrodite (50% combed cotton warp, 50% linen, heavy weight; 275gsm/285gsm)

Please note that Vanilla Roses does have small dark flecks, hence the name Vanilla, the version with linen will have more of these as they are also in the 20% linen warp thread.

Please note that the red thread for Roses Eros and Aphrodite is only available to us in a limited quantity, and whilst the quantity is quite large we will have to close that aspect of the pre-order once we reach that limit.

A 10% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your order, this does not include any shipping costs. You will receive an invoice for the balance when your sling(s) are ready, once this has been paid we will ship your item(s) to you.

All orders are non-transferable and we cannot combine or separate different orders. If you wish to save on shipping by purchasing a group order with your friends, please arrange this between yourselves prior to order, thank you.

Purchases will be sent to the shipping address entered at the time of ordering. If you have placed one order for several items you will pay a combined shipping rate and they will all be sent together.

We aim to send out all of the orders within 3-4 months, however this may be subject to change.

The pre-order will be listed on our website within the next couple of days, we’ll update as soon as we can on this.


We’ll try to answer some of the questions below. First I want to correct a bit of info – the shipping address you enter when you pay the final invoice (when the wraps are ready) is the one your wraps will be sent to.

  • Eros will be hemmed with red background and white roses.
  • Ring slings, toy slings and size 8 wraps will be available.
  • Payment can only be made through credit and debit cards.
  • Unless otherwise stated the weight of the wraps is about 240gsm.
  • There are currently no plans to place limits on no. of wraps ordered.
  • The pre-order should be open for around 3 days.
  • We are still working through some technical issues and will give firm time slots for this as soon as we possibly can.
  • Combed cotton has been ‘carded’ so all the fibres are aligned in one direction, shorter fibres and impurities are also removed in this process, it makes for a softer, stronger and more high quality yarn.
  • Will add prices tomorrow

Hope that covers everything!


22 February 2013:

The pre-order will be on our website from Saturday 23rd February at around 10.30am GMT until Monday 25th February at around 11pm GMT.

Some good news – we have sourced more of the combed cotton used for Eros and Aphrodite, it is a teeny, tiny bit different in shade, but it means we will no longer need to limit quantities. So please take your time to order over the period the pre-order is up.

We are not doing scarves this time.


25 February 2013:

We are allowing a period of grace of 1 week in which you can cancel your pre-order and your deposit will be refunded. After March 4th we can cancel your order but deposits will not be refunded.

Please note that we are UNABLE TO ALTER ANY ORDERS and you cannot cancel and re-order preferred items after the close of the pre-order at 11pm GMT tonight (this includes changing items as well as sizes).

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Islay & Coll preorder

7 September 2011: We have enough yarn left over to do a short run of Coll and Islay – these can be done in any of our patterns (Japanese Knot ooki or chiisai, Nouveau or Starry Night). What would everyone like to see?

8 September 2011: Thanks for everyone’s input on what do do with our spare yarn! – we’re now planning to do Starry Night & JK chiisai in Islay, and Starry Night & JK Ooki in Coll (both 20% linen). If you want one of these then please email us (info@oschaslings.com) specifying which one and the size you would like. If too many people want the same type then we’ll pull names out a hat. The There will only be about 10 wraps available in each pattern/colourway. Anything left over we’ll list on the site.

10 September 2011: To those of you who have pre-ordered one of the new Islay or Coll – just to make you aware it will be approx 1 month before they are ready. Its possible it will be before that but I’ve found its better to add extra to my estimate! Please let me know if this is going to be an issue for you. I’m going to send out confirmation emails/invoices this evening or tomorrow.

13 September 2011: If anyone who ordered a Starry Night Coll has changed their mind or would like to swap to another colour/pattern then please get in touch. There’s a mama who is really keen to get one. There’s a small chance that there will be fabric left over, but just in case someone isn’t too sure about their order it would be nice to have something firmed up for her x

2 December 2011: A bit of news for our extremely patient customers who are waiting for Japanese Knot Coll Ooki – it is being made up into your wraps right now so I’ll be in touch next week to sort out payment of the balance. I’ll also add some pictures, hopefully later today to keep you going in the meantime!

Some quick pictures – hopefully you can see the lovely shimmer in some of them. It feels nice and soft too.

7 December 2011: Everyone should have received their second invoice for JK Coll Ooki now. We’ll list any that are left over on the website later today or tomorrow

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Elemental Collection

The Elemental Collection

“The Elemental Collection embraces the last days of winter, while pushing forward towards Springtime positivity. Harnessing the warmth of pastel tones to evoke a cosy, delicate feel this Collection aims to create an inner sanctuary – a cocoon against the windswept wilds of the late winter months, whilst reminding the wearer: spring is coming.”

This Collection was introduced 17 February 2017. It featured Amethyst as the key color and introduced 3 new colourways – Hope, Belle, and Crystaline. The Collection also features 3 exclusive warps. Source: Oscha Blog

Three new designs were introduced for this Collection – Croft, Sono, and Lace. They were introduced 3 March 2017. Source: Oscha Blog

The Collection is an ode to the Scottish skies featuring warm purple, teals, and pinks.

 

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My Oscha… throws preorder

The second preorder of the My Oscha preorder group that first did a mug preorder. This preorder features throws and baby blankets on the “Frost” grad, with selected patterns Misty Mountains, Ancients of Gondor, Starry Night and Victoriana. Blend: 65% bamboo viscose, 35% tencel.

First throw was sent out in time for the group admin’s birthday on January 22nd 2018. The big batch went out on January 25th. It was then discovered that because the throws and baby blankets are woven to order, and different yarns have different shrink rates, the final products turned out to be longer than expected, but also narrower. Sometimes by as much as 20cm either way. Average dimensions should have been: approx 190cm x 135cm, about 400 gsm for the throws and approx 90cm x 70 cm, 400gsm for the baby blankets.

Disappointed customers could return their items for a full refund. Oscha promised to make it clearer for future preorders that the sizes would be approximate and could vary.

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Celebration Custom Collection

On December 11th 2017, a special announcement was made in Clan Oscha:

“We have a special announcement today:

**Celebration Custom Collection**

We’d like you to help us design a bespoke Collection featuring patterns chosen by Mike & Vicki ahead of their semi-retirement.

Over the next few days we will be running polls to quickly whittle down to your most loved items that we will list for sale on the site by the end of the week, these items will be woven to order.

The original list of patterns you will select are from Mike & Vicki’s favourites. As our two esteemed Oscha Directors are moving on to pastures new we want to celebrate all the work and energy they have put into Oscha by featuring their favourite patterns for you to choose from.

It would take too long to list all the jobs Mike & Vicki have done at Oscha (there has been literal blood sweat and tears!) so let’s just go with the main headlines – Mike is the co-founder and creator of many loved patterns and colourways, with a great eye for colour, fastidious with detail and a lover of many artistic periods, most notably for us, the Art Nouveau movement. Vicki wrote many of our blog posts, ran our custom dyeing operation, coordinated preorders and managed all things wrap scrap!

We would love you to help us design some brand new wraps over the next week to celebrate their work with Oscha.

We are hoping for a speedy turnaround after the orders are placed, as we are using pre-dyed yarns, this means they could arrive in as little as 3 months time, however this can’t be fully guaranteed so please still allow the normal 4-6 months to see pre-ordered items being shipped.”

That same day a pattern poll was set up with Mike and Vicki’s favorite patterns: Okinami, Sundara, Roses, Rei, Orion, Ivy, Libero, Pavonis, Supernova and Lyra. Okinami, Sundara and Roses ended up being the top 3 most popular patterns (even though it was a very close call between Roses and Rei).

The next day, December 12th, a grad vote was set up to vote for a warp grad. One of the six specially designed grads would be chosen to be included into the collection. The Storm grad was the most popular grad. A blend poll was launched too, to be used as a guideline in creating the definitive mockups for the celebration collection.

Friday the 15th, on Secret Santa Stash Friday, the collection was launched as a preorder for ordering; ordering closed on Monday 18th.

Final products for ordering:

  • Okinami Stirling
  • Okinami Maida Vale
  • Okinami Nydie
  • Sundara Sailing
  • Sundara Michael
  • Roses Michael
  • Roses Vicki

Products were available as wraps, RS’s, cairis, nook, strap protector, scarf, shawl and 1m scrap pieces.

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Middle Earth collection

Long anticipated, teased a few times and now finally there: Wovens from Middle Earth, the official collection, inspired by the world of Tolkien, designed by Oscha.

From Oscha’s blog:

“We are proud to present The Middle-Earth Collection, the official collection of baby wraps and ring slings inspired by the world of J.R.R Tolkien.

This collection is the result of a long-held desire here at Oscha to create a collection inspired by the world set out in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Drawing inspiration from the rich tales in the works of Tolkien, and with exclusive rights from Middle-earth Enterprises, we have created a series of gorgeous designs steeped in a mythology that has enthralled generations of children and adults.

[…]

Our official Lord of the Rings collection features two lines: Middle-Earth and MithrilTM. The Mithril Collection is a Tolkien-take on our regular Boutique range: named for the rare & precious metal from the tales, this Collection reflects the coveted nature of its namesake, featuring wraps and ring slings made from luxurious yarns, in limited numbers, with exclusive design/colour combinations.”


9 August 2017, Clan Oscha, by designer Evonne:
“Oakenshield was one of the first designs I worked on here at Oscha – so different from anything else I’d ever done before!”

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Botanical collection

Botanical Collection

“Taking inspiration from the colours, shapes and forms of plantlife. The first additions to this Collection are woven on a dazzling purple to magenta fade reminiscent of beautiful & abundant fuchsia flowers.”

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Coastal collection

“Refreshing, enlivening and calming: the Oscha Coastal Collection evokes qualities of being by the ocean.

From deep blues and sandy shores to sunsets over rippling waves and turquoise lagoons, this range of baby carriers and lovingly woven My Oscha items will remind you of the seaside all year round. ”

This Collection was first introduced in 2015. It launched with Koi Bay and Alto Haze and now continues with Façade Bay. The collection is based on the many different tones of blue and green found along the coast, ranging from turquoise and teal to deep blues and purples.

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Solo

“Solo lines of colourways and patterns. These are not linked to a Collection, being exclusive, stand-alone editions.”

2016: “Solo lines of colourways and patterns. Not linked to a Collection, these are exclusive, stand-alone editions.”

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My Oscha…

On the collection.

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Deep Forest collection

This existence of this Collection was teased on 12 March 2013:
“My roots are in the depths of the woods.”
– Galle

13 March 2013: Great forests once covered most of Britain, they provided a home and nourishment for all who lived within them. Now most of these great woodlands are gone, but in the small pockets that remain there is an abiding beauty and wonderful diversity of trees and plant life. This Collection is an ode to these woodlands, it attempts to call to mind their pervading sense of serenity and to draw on the senses. The scent of pine and bark, the calming vision of dappled light on a myriad of greens. The colour and textures of tree barks, gentle blooms and berries. Grand, ancient trees stand tall whilst, at their base, young, fresh shoots spring forth and gentle ferns uncurl as the forest continually re-creates itself.

22 April 2013: We have just launched our final Deep Forest collection draw. The styles are Eden Copper Beech, Starry Night Ash and Phaise Juniper, available in both wraps and ring slings.
You will need to be SIGNED IN for your entries to be accepted. Also please clear your browser cache and cookies as we have changed some site code (unless you have already done so for the Japanese Knot Fern draw).

This draw will run until 1pm bst tomorrow (Tuesday) ….we will then generate a list of those who will be invoiced for the product(s)

Please read the draw instructions on the product page…see the tab that says ‘Entering the Draw’ Good luck! 2015-2016: Great forests once covered most of Britain, they provided a home and nourishment for all who lived within them. Now most of these great woodlands are gone, but in the small pockets that remain there is an abiding beauty and wonderful diversity of trees and plant life. This Collection is an ode to these woodlands, it attempts to call to mind their pervading sense of serenity and to draw on the senses. The scent of pine and bark, the calming vision of dappled light on a myriad of greens. The colour and textures of tree barks, gentle blooms and berries. Grand, ancient trees stand tall whilst, at their base, young, fresh shoots spring forth and gentle ferns uncurl as the forest continually re-creates itself.

Braid Pine was the first wrap announced in this collection. Next up were Nouveau Willow, Alto Blackthorn, Starry Night Aspen, Eden Copper Beech, Phaise Juniper, Nouveau River Willow and finally Starry Night Ash.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Carly and her family for these gorgeous pictures of the Deep Forest Collection. Ted is a professional photographer and Carly kindly offered his services to us!
We’ve really enjoyed working together and loved seeing the pictures with your gorgeous kids, thanks to you all 🙂
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Procter-Photography/139124866173167?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Machair/Juliet preorder

21 June 2012: OK we’ve had a chat and looked at timings and we reckon we can slip in a cheeky wee pre-order after the collection is complete 🙂 We’ll put in a small handful of items; things we’ve done from Machair and some of the Juliets, we may mess about with the specifics though, nothing is decided yet on what they will be!

5 July 2012: “We will only be using colours from Machair and the Juliets and will be limiting it to a few colours/blends but we’d love to get your feedback on what you’d like to see.
It doesn’t have to be the same pattern in the same colours/ fabric combo as we’ve already done, so for instance there could be a JK Orchid or a SN Ceo – if you get my drift!
Alto Bluebell is already a definite.”

7 July 2012: “We will decide on a few different wraps that we will be making and list them on our website, you can place your order in the few days they are up for, we will be asking for payment in full. Then we will weave and make up the ordered wraps, this may take 3-4 months depending on the volume ordered. Does that explain things? So it guarantees a wrap for you but you do have to wait a while.

18 July 2012: “The pre-order will not be limited, so there will be availability for all who want items…and ring slings will be available in the models we list. We will aim to have all of the pre-order items shipped within 3-4 months, but please understand that it will depend upon demand. BTW, there are some other roses designs soon to be released….We will leave the pre-order up on the site for a couple of days….the method for ordering will be just like purchasing a normal product…you will be notified of receipt of order as usual. No need to stalk the pre-order, as we will make whatever is ordered, and you can place your orders any time during the two days the pre-order is listed.

The preorder went live on the website on 19/20 July 2012.

22 July 2012, website: The designs in this category have been inspired by the Machair and Juliet releases and are hopefully going to please most of those that have expressed preferences! I’m afraid we cannot please everyone though. This pre-order will not be limited, so there will be availability for all who want items…and ring slings are available in the models we are listing. We will aim to have all of the pre-order items shipped within 3-4 months, but please understand that it will depend upon demand. We will leave the pre-order up on the site for a couple of days….the method for ordering will be just like purchasing a normal product…you will be notified of receipt of order as usual.

28 September 2012: “Little Machair/Juliet pre-order update: we have mostly worked through the SN FMN and Orchid and they should be ready to ship in about a week. Orchid is looking lovely, can’t decide which side we like best!
Shui Long Celandine will be close on their heels, probably followed by JK Gentian and Ceo, then Alto Bluebell. The Juliets will likely be last to come (this order is subject to change btw!).
There are a lot of wraps being made up so its going to take us several weeks to work through them all and send them out but our plan is to focus entirely on the pre-order once the Autumn Collection is done until everything has been sent out from it before listing any new items (apart from the odd grad).
SL Scarista has been woven and will be made up shortly, probably sending it out about the same time as JK Gentian

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Northern Isles collection

“The Northern Isles are among the best places to view the Northern Lights, locally known as the Merry (Mirri) Dancers. The shimmering lights bring to mind the burling skirts and lively music of the Ceilidh and Fèis – a festival of music, stories, song and dance.

The colours of this Collection celebrate the stunning night skies as well as the traditional folk music scene, which is very much alive in the communities of the Northern Isles.

The colours are also inspired by the prolific local art scene, influenced by beautiful coastal vistas, here focusing on dawn light and stormy Orcadian seascapes.”

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Autumn Equinox collection

Oscha introduced the new collection on 11 September 2012: “This coming Collection has had help and inspiration from a few members of the wider babywearing community through two Oscha competitions so we’d like to start out by mentioning them.
Much of the collection was inspired by the winning entry of the Natural Mamas forum competition, which was to create a new theme for a Collection. Not sure if the winner wants to be mentioned here so I’ll leave that to her if she’d like to out herself!
Through the Wrapper’s Paradise Competition …we saw a new design that we instantly loved and felt would fit really nicely with our current range, so it is featured in this Collection
Lots of pictures and info to come shortly, we hope you’ll enjoy it!”

12 September 2012:
“On the Autumn Equinox the sun and moon, king and queen, divide the hours equally between them. The warm autumn sun falls on hills that are carpeted in a regal cloak of purple heathers and golden grasses, and the woodlands begin to blaze into autumn.
There is a nip in the air as evening draws close; the changing trees are silhouetted against shades of clear blue, deepening to velvet tones as a clear celestial sky becomes visible.
Indoors, jars of honey glisten beside the freshly collected apples. The harvest has been brought in, nuts and berries are gathered and there is a celebration of nature’s abundance.

General answers about the collection:
“Answers to a few questions that have been asked:
Numbers are higher than previously for some items and we are also weaving more SN Vespers and the others that use the same colour warp (which you’ll see soon!). They will be available after the Machair pre-order has been sorted I expect.
The website is still not ready so as a compromise, to limit overselling but avoid people waiting for days for a listing, we’ll give a rough time e.g. Friday afternoon. We know thats not ideal but this will be one of the last times we have to do things that way.
We’ll group a few items together and list them in 3 or 4 lots over the next few weeks.
The warp thread on SN Vespers is an indigo blue tipped towards the purple. The light can really make a difference but I think purply indigo is about as accurate as I can get 😉

20 December 2012: “

In addition to Strato Aequus we have two wool wraps to add in to the Autumn Equinox Collection. We’d like to share a bit of info about them as they are new blends for us and have had great reviews from our testers.
Nouveau Bramble is 40% finely spun wool. This is a slightly lighter weight wool wrap but still 240gsm, it has a beautiful drape and is easy to wrap with as well as feeling soft and smooth.
Tree of Life Astraea is 40% wool, 15% silk and 45% cotton. This is a thick wool wrap and will take a bit of breaking in, however it is also incredibly cosy, has a nice stretch and is very supportive.
Below is a review:
“… it’s the blend that makes it. I’ve honestly never felt anything like it before.. I don’t know what I love most, the rough yet softness of it – like pulling on a favourite winter tweed jacket, the way it has a kind of marshmallow squish to it when you squeeze it yet wraps with rock solid support, its beautiful thickness which is perfect for keeping warm and just as good for snuggling under like a blanket or the fact that it is equally suitable for my five month old and my four year old. I don’t think I’ve ever found a wrap that ticks all the boxes like this…It’s certainly not the easiest to wrap with but there is something so satisfying about pulling the passes into place that it makes it worthwhile; you don’t get that sense of accomplishment with most wraps 🙂 and besides, once it’s tied you’re good to go for hours with no need to adjust or retie”
Pics to follow…”

Braid Harvest
Linen cotton ecru warp with golden straw cotton weft, which has a delightful lustre. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and comfortable….
£69.00
Braid Harvest Precis
Linen cotton ecru warp with golden straw cotton weft, which has a delightful lustre. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and comfortable….
£69.00
Braid Rosehip
46% lambswool, 54% cotton Deep, nut-brown bracken cotton with warm pompeian red lambswool. The combination of the rich colours and the elegant…
£89.00
Shui Long Lunare
Shui Long, the Tibetan water dragon…. 50% deep, indigo cotton with 50% silvery golden natural linen, medium weight.
£73.00
Strato Aequus
46% lambswool, 54% cotton Deep wisteria indigo cotton with gentle ecru lambswool. The combination of the rich colour and the elegant pattern make…
£89.00
Eden Umbra
Super cosy dark brown ‘bracken’ cotton warp with mid blue cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Japanese Knot Mell
Deep nut-brown bracken warp with verdigris blue-green coloured cotton weft. A lovely soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Ladybirds Rowan
Super cosy ecru cotton warp with pompeian red coloured cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. Soooo soft…. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Nouveau Barley
Warm caramel cotton warp with light pink rose smoke coloured cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. Has a lovely golden shimmer…….
£64.00
Nouveau Honeycomb
Warm caramel cotton warp with golden yellow coloured cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. Has a delightful golden sheen…. 100%…
£64.00
Roses Hazelnut
Lovely deep brown bracken coloured cotton warp with light pink rose smoke coloured cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. Very comfy,…
£64.00
Roses Helios
Delicious caramel cotton warp with paprika tussah silk weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 40% tussah silk 60% cotton.
£98.00
Starry Night Vespers
Deep indigo wisteria warp with golden yellow coloured cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00

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Machair collection

30 May 2012: three inspiration pics were teased on Facebook

1 June 2012, introducing the Machair collection with pics of Ladybirds Pimpernel and Shui Long Scarista:
“On North and Western seacoasts of Scotland and Ireland a special habitat has slowly evolved by the windswept shell sand overlaying peat soil; the machair. From late May this fertile plain beside the sea bursts into bloom and a glorious meadow is created. Each machair boasts its own diverse species of wildflower in this unique habitat.

This Collection celebrates the beautiful scene; the colours of the wildflowers, sky and sea, all found in one of the rarest habitats in Europe.

Here we present the first two wraps of our collection with lots more colours and fabric blends to come!”

The collection text was edited later that year:
“On North and Western seacoasts of Scotland and Ireland a special habitat has slowly been created by the windswept shell sand overlaying peat soil; the machair. From late May this fertile plain beside the sea bursts into bloom and a glorious meadow is created. Each machair boasts its own diverse species of wildflower in this unique habitat. This Collection celebrates the beautiful scene; the colours of the wildflowers, sky and sea, all found in one of the rarest habitats in Europe.”


4 June 2012: “Think I might need to sit under the Bodhi tree for a little longer for that ray of enlightenment 😉 We’re just updating something on the website so I don’t want to give a definite time until thats done, but probably we’ll list Ladybirds Pimpernel tomorrow and Shui Long Scarista shortly after.

22 June 2012, a short break from the collection: “We’re going to take a short break from Machair and list our 2nd ‘high volume’ item (of course this is all part of our grand plan and nothing to do with the fact that our order of cloth bags is two weeks late and we’ve run out 😜)

The collection continued, after Starry Night Lewis, with Shui Long Clover and Eden Orchid as well as Starry Night Thrift.

Oscha introduced the last wraps of the collection on 4 July 2012: “Remaining wraps to come in the Machair Collection. Some lighter-weight 40% linens and one super-heavyweight 50% linen Nouveau, along with a last lightweight silky. The purple is probably a bit more to the red than in most of the pics and more to the blue than in one picture of SN Clover.
The last batch of the collection included Alto Bluebell, Eden Bluebell, Ladybirds Foxglove, Nouveau Clover, Roses Prunella, Starry Night Clover and Starry Night Forget-me-not.

The final one, ‘the one that we forgot’, was Japanese Knot Chiisai Gentian, introduced on 10 July 2012.

After that, part of the Machair patterns/colours were part of the Machair/Juliet preorder.

The collection closed with a bit of humour: “Someone emailed us with a comment they read; a suggestion to have some T-shirts made with ‘I survived the Machair Collection’ printed on them….
Mike and I would like to ask that you send us a couple too 😉” followed by a suggestion for the text on the back: “I think you need to change the message on the back, something like ‘and all I got was a stupid error message’.


 

Alto Bluebell
Vista blue warp with bleached linen weft gives this wrap a beautiful sheen. 40% linen/60% cotton, medium weight.
£73.00
Eden Bluebell
Vista blue warp with bleached linen weft gives this wrap a beautiful sheen. 40% linen/60% cotton, medium weight.
£73.00
Roses Scarista
Linen cotton ecru warp with verdigris cotton weft, which has a delightful lustre. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and comfortable….
£69.00
Shui Long Clover
Shui Long, the Tibetan water dragon…. 50% deep, rich bright violet cotton with 50% silvery golden natural linen, medium weight.
£73.00
Shui Long Scarista
Linen cotton ecru warp with verdigris cotton weft, which has a delightful lustre. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and comfortable….
£67.00
Starry Night Clover
Deep violet warp with a bleached white linen weft…. 50% cotton with 50% linen, medium weight.
£73.00
Starry Night Thrift
Cosy linen cotton ecru warp with pink lavender cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and…
£69.00
Starry Night Thrift Mid Sizes
Cosy linen cotton ecru warp with pink lavender cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and…
£69.00
Eden Orchid
Rich deep violet warp with tropical green cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton. Stunning!
£64.00
Japanese Knot Ceo Ooki
Cosy linen/cotton ecru warp with nuvola blue tussah silk weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 40% tussah silk 20% linen 40% cotton.
£104.00
Japanese Knot Gentian Chii Sai
Vista blue cotton warp with tropical green cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton. Stunning!
£64.00
Ladybirds Foxglove
Deep violet warp with pink lavender cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Ladybirds Pimpernel
Cosy ecru warp with pink lavender cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Nouveau Celandine
Deep comfort with linen/cotton ecru warp and ochre tussah silk weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 40% tussah silk 20% linen 40% cotton.
£104.00
Nouveau Clover
Bright violet cotton with silvery golden natural linen. The combination of the rich colours and the elegant pattern make this a very striking wrap….
£73.00
Roses Foxglove
Rich deep violet warp with pink lavender cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Roses Pimpernel
Cosy ecru warp with pink lavender cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00lla
Roses Prunella
Comfy deep violet cotton warp with nuvola blue tussah silk weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 40% tussah silk 60% cotton.
£98.00
Starry Night Forget-me-not
Vista blue warp with ecru cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Strato Adhar
Comfy vista blue cotton warp with nuvola blue tussah silk weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 40% tussah silk 60% cotton.
£98.00

Later on, new items were added to the Machair collection:

Developing the Machair Collection

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The Fades

From top to bottom: Oscha Fade Berry, Oscha Fade Marina, Oscha Fade Blackberry, Oscha Fade Aqua

Jaquard woven fades. These are no longer offered by Oscha but they were introduced in 2012. Four colours were available:

  1. Aqua (a blue fade, 100% cotton)
  2. Berry (a purple fade, 100% cotton)
  3. Blackberry (a dark purple fade, 100% cotton)
  4. Marina (a green fade, 50% linen/50% cotton)

A teaser was posted on 8 October 2012: “Are you ready to see something TOTALLY NEW?!”
Followed by another post the same day: “OK, good, you’re all ready…
….
well, have a good sleep and we’ll see tomorrow for our preview! ;p”

9 October 2012: “Introducing a new kind of gradation woven on a jacquard loom. Two of these (Berry and Aqua) are 100% cotton and Marina fades from a rich green/turquoise to natural linen.”
“We’ve used one colour warp and one colour weft and created a particular weave that gives this gradated effect, will try to get some pictures to show it in more detail. We’ll be listing them once the pre-orders are done. The ultimate aim is to select some colours that people especially like and continue to weave those on a regular basis.”
“The weave seems to make for a slightly thicker wrap, especially on Marina. Thanks everyone for your comments, keep the ideas coming, once people have seen these in the flesh we can get some more feedback and make decisions about what to make as standard lines.”

7 December 2012: “Fades will be listed tomorrow (8th December) at 11am GMT.”

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Romeo and Juliet collection

Oscha Alto Juliet

It started with ‘Juliet’ around 21 May 2012

We have teamed the beautiful warp colour of the Natural Mamas Exclusive with some ecru cotton and ecru linen to make 3 lovely new wraps.

Roses Juliet
Featuring another colourway of our popular design which takes much inspiration from Rennie and Margaret Macintosh. 50% deep, deep purple cotton with…
£73.00
Alto Juliet
Deep purple cotton warp with ecru cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Starry Night Juliet
A lovely soft and supportive wrap in deep purple and ecru cotton, mimicking the rich, dark night sky and twinkling stars.
£64.00

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Winter Solstice collection

Introducing the Winter Solstice Collection on 21 December 2011:
“As the sun moves to the Tropic of Capricorn, its furthest point in the Southern Hemisphere, the freezing North comes to the shortest day of the year. In the midst of this darkest time there is celebration where symbols of warmth, light and life are brought into the home in the knowledge that from this point we will begin to move back towards the sun. The colours in this Collection celebrate this time of ice, frost and long, crystal clear nights, as well as the joy that even in the darkest, coldest time, life is waiting to spring forth.”

The first wool blend wraps! Teased on October 8th 2011 while asking for volunteer testers for wool blend wraps. Then, on December 19th: “Hmmm, its starting to feel quite chilly now, need something cosy to wrap up in…” After that, the day after more teasers: “We’ve got lots of lovely things for you all in the new Collection, including tri-blend woollies, 3 new designs (yes THREE!), as well as plenty of cottons and cotton/linen blends in lovely, rich colours. We’ll start adding items to the website later this week and continue to add to the Collection through the rest of December and into January. We hope you will enjoy seeing them (and trying them out!). With all that to come I guess we better get started with the previews!”

Oscha introduced the first wrap on December 20th: “Strato Polaris – a new design from The Winter Solstice Collection – grey lambswool and ecru cotton.” The next day they posted pictures of Nouveau Aurora and Roses Noel. Japanese Knot Chiisai Mistletoe and Japanese Knot Ooki Polaris followed on December 22nd. “The final two woolly wraps from the Solstice Collection, both 46% lambswool, 20% linen and 34% cotton.” But of course there were non-woolly wraps too: “We won’t have any of the non-woolly wraps ready then so it will either be around Hogmanay or early in the New Year.”

The collection slowly found its way on to the website: “We will have some of each colourway in the wool blend wraps listed tomorrow (Christmas eve) at 1pm. Not all of them have been made up into wraps yet so there will be more to come shortly after Christmas.” More on Boxing day: “Just added a couple more size 7 Nouveau Aurora’s to the site. There is also a Bombay Dream 6 now available. And on a completely unrelated note… HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely daughter who is 4 years old today!” At the end of the year, Roses Noel: “Just added a few more Roses Noel to the site, that should be them all now.” And finally in the new year on January 2nd 2012: “We will be listing the rest of the wool blend wraps today: Japanese Knot Polaris & Mistletoe and Nouveau Aurora.” Some straggling JKO Polaris found their way to the website on January 3rd.

The non-woolly wraps followed after that. January 4th meant the introduction of Starry Night Nebula: “Starry Night Nebula will be available on our website about 12pm tomorrow.”

It was a large Collection. Oscha revealed the last of the things to come on 12 January 2012: “So we’re starting to get to the end of the Solstice Collection now (phew!). Let me tell you the final few things to come so you can have an informed consideration of any purchases:
Starry Night Blue Ice (you can see the colourway in the Eden design in our pictures) – 100% cotton
Eden Blue Ice – 100% cotton
Alto Nebula (a variation on the clouds design in the same colours as Starry Night Nebula) – 100% cotton
Strato Caprica – 50% fine linen
Nouveau Ember – 100% cotton
Most of these are still being made up and will be ready over the next couple of weeks or so. First to come will be Alto Nebula early next week, then Starry Night Blue Ice (along with the few remaining Starry Night Nebula).
We hope that there’s plenty there for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful feedback on the collection so far and I hope you will like the rest!”

The 2011-2012 Collection included these wraps:

  • Strato Polaris
  • Nouveau Aurora
  • Roses Noel
  • Japanese Knot Chiisai Mistletoe
  • Japanese Knot Ooki Polaris
  • Starry Night Nebula
  • Nouveau Caprica
  • Eden Caprica
  • Eden Blue Ice
  • Starry Night Eventide
  • Roses Ember
  • Alto Nebula
  • Strato Caprica
  • Nouveau Ember
  • Starry Night Blue Ice

Eventide en Caprica share an ecru linen weft. Paired with the different warps, it can seem silvery (Eventide) or golden (Caprica).
All the 50% linen prices are the same from this collection: size 7 – £110, 6- £102, 5 – £94, 4 – £87, 3 – £80, 2 – £73


April 2012:

As the sun moves to the Tropic of Capricorn, its furthest point in the Southern Hemisphere, the freezing North comes to the shortest day of the year. In the midst of this darkest time there is celebration where symbols of warmth, light and life are brought into the home in the knowledge that from this point we will begin to move back towards the sun. The colours in this Collection celebrate this time of ice, frost and long, crystal clear nights, as well as the joy that even in the darkest, coldest time, life is waiting to spring forth.

Alto Nebula
Deep navy blue cotton warp with ecru cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 100% cotton.
£64.00
Eden Blue Ice
A lovely soft and supportive wrap in deep midnight blue and turquoise cotton, inspired by the midwinter colours of deep sky and ice.
£64.00
Eden Blue Ice Mid Sizes
A lovely soft and supportive wrap in deep midnight blue and turquoise cotton, inspired by the midwinter colours of deep sky and ice. These wraps are…
£61.00
Eden Caprica
Deep, rich wine red cotton with silvery golden natural linen, medium weight. The combination of the rich colours and the elegant pattern make this a…
£73.00
Japanese Knot (Chii Sai) Mistletoe
46% lambswool, 20% linen, 34% cotton A soft emerald green and natural cotton and linen, this wrap has a wonderful movement to it, which helps to…
£93.00
Japanese Knot (ooki) Polaris
46% lambswool, 20% linen, 34% cotton A soft light grey lambswool with ecru cotton and linen. Subtle, elegant and with a slight shimmer. Wonderfully…
£93.00
Nouveau Aurora
46% lambswool, 54% cotton Deep, midnight blue cotton with gentle emerald green lambswool. The combination of the rich colours and the elegant pattern…
£89.00
Nouveau Caprica
Deep, rich wine red cotton with silvery golden natural linen. The combination of the rich colours and the elegant pattern make this a very striking…
£73.00
Roses Noel
46% lambswool, 54% cotton Featuring a new design from Oscha, taking much inspiration from Rennie and Margaret Macintosh. A rich, luxurious red cotton…
£89.00
Starry Night Blue Ice
A lovely soft and supportive wrap in deep midnight blue and turquoise cotton, inspired by the midwinter colours of deep sky and ice.
£64.00
Starry Night Eventide
Deep, rich royal blue cotton with silvery natural linen. The combination of the rich colours and the elegant pattern make this a celestial wrap….
£73.00
Starry Night Nebula
A lovely soft and supportive wrap in deep midnight blue and ecru cotton, mimicking the rich, dark night sky and twinkling stars.
£64.00
Strato Polaris
46% lambswool, 54% cotton Featuring a new design from Oscha based on traditional cloud imagery from East Asia. A soft gentle grey lambswool with a…
£89.00

The Winter Solstice collection expanded in December 2012:
“Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Rather than having a completely new collection this winter we are adding to the Winter Solstice Collection – the focus will be more on the long night and short, dark day, so it will be a new aspect for the collection. No prizes for guessing the main colour we’ll be featuring here!

The Winter Solstice Collection
As the sun moves to the Tropic of Capricorn, its furthest point in the Southern Hemisphere, the freezing North comes to the shortest da…y of the year. In the midst of this darkest time there is celebration where symbols of warmth, light and life are brought into the home in the knowledge that from this point we will begin to move back towards the sun.
The colours in this Collection celebrate this time of ice, frost and long, crystal clear nights, as well as the joy that even in the darkest, coldest time, life is waiting to spring forth.”

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Western Isles collection

Top to bottom: Oscha Nouveau Iona, Oscha Nouveau Tiree, Oscha Nouveau Jura, Oscha Nouveau Oban

The Western Isles Collection was the first Collection launched by Oscha – previous releases had been ‘Solo’ releases or belonged to the Dyed Grad or Art Dyed “collection”. It was first hinted at on Facebook on 2 August 2011: “We’ve made some more Sea Breeze, Indigo Violet and Apple gradations and will be adding them to the website later today.
We’ve just got a couple more batches to do and then there will be a bit of a break before we add anything else to the Irish Linen section. Could be that there’s going to be a bit more activity elsewhere in the site though ;).”

The first preview was shown on 13 August 2011: “Nouveau Islay 20% linen, from the Western Isles Collection… available soon!”

In order of preview:

  1. Nouveau Islay (13 August)
  2. Starry Night Jura (14 August)
  3. Japanese Knot Ooki Oban (16 August)
  4. Nouveau Oban  (18 August)
  5. Japanese Knot Chiisai Coll (18 August)
  6. Japanese Knot Ooki Jura (19 August)

All 6 previewed items were released on 19 August 2011: “Everything we have ready should be listed on our website at around 1pm today. Here’s one last picture until then (Japanese Knot ‘Jura’)”

26 November 2011: “We’ve had a lot of people asking how many jacquard weave wraps were made in each design/colourway: In the Western Isles Collection there are approx 26 wraps in each style. The extra’s we made by pre-order numbered around 8-10, except for Japanese Knot Islay of which there were around 4. Hope that clears things up!”

Western Isles Collection (2011)

“Inspired by summer boat journeys between Scotland’s West Coast Islands. Evoking images of the shallow turquoise water as the boat leaves the dock, moving into wide, deep waters. The fresh breezes, open blue skies and fluffy white clouds. Rocky coasts dusted with heather, everything fades and cools as the misty harr rolls in.

These weaves have a delicious deep silky lustre and sheen. There are four patterns available… Nouveau, Japanese Knot (‘ooki’), Small Japanese Knot (‘chiisai’) and Starry Night.  Two of the new lines are 50% linen/cotton mixes, and two are 20% linen/80% cotton.”

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Prototypes

Oscha Nouveau Ecru Prototype

The introduction date is not 100% accurate but it can be safely assumed that the first (jacquard) prototypes (as well as the first grad dyed wraps!) were sent out BEFORE the website/company launch in June 2011 :).

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