Starry Night Jura
Starry Night Jura was announced as the second addition to the Western Isles Collection on 14 August 2011. A remark about Starry Night on 16 August: “All the Starry Night wraps we have at the moment are 100% cotton. They are medium/thick but don’t feel thick to wrap with as they are soft, squishy and extremely mouldable. Oh, and they have a lovely shine to them too 😉
Starry Night Jura was released along with Nouveau Islay, Japanese Knot Ooki Jura, Japanese Knot Ooki Oban, Nouveau Oban and Japanese Knot Chiisai Coll on 19 August 2011. “Everything we have ready should be listed on our website at around 1pm today.” A remark was added that same day: “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.”
Weight (241gsm) copied from wovenwrapsdatabase and unverified by Oscha; retail price is unverified.
“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!”
The third pattern released by Oscha, after Nouveau and Japanese Knot Ooki. The pattern may seem familiar – it’s part of Michael Miller’s fabric collection. This has no relation to the famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. Variations on this pattern are Orion and Silent Night.
Japanese Knot, Nouveau, Starry Night, Strato and Roses were the first jacquard woven patterns released in 2011.
Jura is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, adjacent and to the north-east of Islay. Compared with its fertile and more populous neighbour, Jura is mountainous, bare and infertile, covered largely by vast areas of blanket bog, hence its small population. In a list of the islands of Scotland ranked by size, Jura comes eighth, whereas ranked by population it comes thirty-first. It is in the council area of Argyll and Bute. Source: Wikipedia.