Taking its inspiration from the green hedging around blocks of green fields, the green-on-green reflects this valley's farmland structure. The design itself is based on a prominent architectural feature of the Langdale Youth Hostel, a Victorian mansion that was at one point owned by the Benson's, a family of fullers (finishers of cloth that would be made into clothing and sold locally in Kendal).
The Cheviot cross wool used to make this throw is from Harry Place Farm in the Langdale Valley.
The farm is run by the Benson family (though I'm yet to determine if he's related to the Benson's who once owned the Langdale Youth Hostel!).
Dimensions: c. 150cm wide x 200cm long including fringing
Designed by the Lancs and Lakes Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.
Produced from 100% British wool from the Langdale valley.
The wool is 100% Cheviot cross.
Designed and produced in the North West of England.
Wool is renewable, biodegradable and recyclable.
The Farms of Our Langdale Tweed