Japanese Knot Chiisai Coll
Japanese Knot Chiisai Coll was previewed on Facebook on 18 August 2011 and the first batch released on 19 August 2011 along with Nouveau Islay, Starry Night Jura, Japanese Knot Ooki Oban, Nouveau Oban and Japanese Knot Ooki Jura. Japanese Knot Chiisai Coll was the first release of the ‘small knots’ design. Part of the very first Collection (Western Isles).
“Linen cotton ecru warp with light turquoise cotton weft. This sling has a lovely handle, is durable and comfortable. 20%linen / 80% cotton.”
18 August 2011: “Just a few available tomorrow as its still being made up, we’ll add a few more next week.” A remark was added on the 19th: “Remember that we do have a few extras we will be adding over the next week or so. There will be no more Nouveau & JK Oban or Nouveau Islay though, they’ve all been made up now.”
More wraps were added on 30 August and ring slings were added on 20 September 2011, including the Highland Pleat style shoulder.
Weight (263gsm) copied from wovenwrapsdatabase and unverified by Oscha.
“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 haar* rolls in. These weaves have a delicious deep silky lustre and sheen.”
*Haar (Scottish) is a thick mist, usually cold, typically blowing in from the sea.
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!”
‘Chiisai’ means ‘small’ in Japanese. The Japanese Knot design comes in two variations, Ookii and Chiisai (Ookii predictably meaning ‘big’).
Because the word ‘chiisa’ is used as an adjective you will commonly see it written as chiisai or chiisa na.
Japanese Knot, Nouveau, Starry Night, Strato and Roses were the first jacquard woven patterns released in 2011.
Coll (Scottish Gaelic: Cola) is an island located west of Mull in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Coll is known for its sandy beaches, which rise to form large sand dunes, for its corncrakes, and for Breacachadh Castle. It is in the council area of Argyll and Bute. Source: Wikipedia.