Starry Night Tiree
Starry Night Tiree: “Deep aqua warp and ecru weft. The natural white cotton thread really makes the pattern pop, this is an especially soft and squishy wrap yet also offers great support.”
This was released as one of the last additions to Oscha’s first collection, the Western Isles collection.
16 August 2011: “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 ;)”
29 August 2011: “Starry Night Tiree isn’t quite ready yet, I’ll keep you updated on it.”
30 August 2011: “Sorry! Looks like its going to be end of the week for Starry Night Tiree now.”
4 September 2011: “I know we’re a little early (for once!) but the Starry Night Tiree have all been listed now, thanks for your patience.”
“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.
Tiree is the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The low-lying island, southwest of Coll, has an area of 7,834 hectares (30.2 square miles) and a population of around 650. The land is highly fertile, and crofting, alongside tourism, and fishing are the main sources of employment for the islanders. Tiree, along with Colonsay, enjoys a relatively high number of total hours of sunshine during the late spring and early summer compared to the average for the United Kingdom. Tiree is a popular windsurfing venue and is a proposed location for an offshore wind farm. The island is sometimes referred to as “Hawaii of the north”. Source: Wikipedia.