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Donegal Tweed Wrap in Rust


Made by Francis O Donnell

Large wrap in a fine wool handwoven with a herringbone pattern made by Francis O’Donnell. Handmade in Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

These beautiful and generously large shawls come in a range of colours to suit any look. They can also be used in the home as a stylish throw. Each one is made using two colours of wool. The main colour as the weave and an off-white is used for the weft creating a beautiful pattern and an off-white fringe on two ends. The main colour has a subtle speckle in the wool to give a rich and unique look to the shawl.

Approximate size: 210cm x 70cm

Please note; the beauty of handmade is that no two products will be exactly the same. All items are handmade, this means the product may vary slightly from the image and colours may vary.

About the maker:

Francis O’Donnell comes from a long line of weavers and he began hand weaving in wool at a young age, using traditional methods.

Donegal has a rich heritage of weaving particularly in the village of Ardara and today Francis is one of the few who keeps up this beautiful skill using locally sourced yarn.

Traditionally sheep provided the wool, which was dyed and spun into thread for weaving. The woven cloth in those days was called ‘homespun’.

Homespun was taken to the market and buyers came from all over to purchase it.

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