Overshot is a weaving style that was very popular in North America in the early 19th century. Overshot patterns are traditionally highly geometric, with quite complex patterning achievable on relatively simple looms.
This throw is essentially a variation on an overshot theme. I have used colour to create and enhance the geometry and a blend of 100% British grown, spun and dyed yarns to weave it. The end result is a very light, very soft and subtly patterned piece that oozes luxury and warmth in equal measure.
It was great fun to design this throw. Drove Weavers in Langholm were happy to take on the challenge of threading seven different colours with no repeats. Now they’ve tried it once I’m pretty sure they’ll do it again! Take a look at this video to watch (and listen to) the cloth being woven on the looms at Drove: Overshot Throw No. 1 on the loom
Throw No. 1 is woven in a range of warm and comforting ‘firelight’ colours — reds, oranges, yellows and purples. I hope you like it as much as I do. There are just 20 throws available in this colour combination.
Good to know
- Made from a blend of Yorkshire Dales wool and Cumbrian-grown alpaca, all sourced from local farms and spun in West Yorkshire
- Woven and finished in Scotland at Drove Weavers and Schofield Finishers, respectively
- Approx. size: 150cm x 240cm plus fringe
- Approx. weight: 1kg
- Recommended care: dry clean, or wash very gently by hand in eco-friendly detergent in lukewarm water. Be careful not to over-agitate or squeeze the cloth too hard. Rinse in lukewarm water, fold into a towel to soak up excess water, then hang over another towel to dry.