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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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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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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