The blue ‘Keynvor’ throw is one of four limited edition throws in my Trevose Head Collection. They have been designed and handwoven by me, as part of my project to raise money to support the work of the National Trust in protecting and caring for the rich and diverse wildlife of the headland.
£50 from the sale of each throw will go directly to support the Trust’s work at Trevose Head, preserving this place through careful habitat management, and maintaining and improving footpaths and access for everyone.
The pattern and colours in these throws are inspired by my own very special memories of Trevose Head, having spent my childhood summers at Parsons Hut – a supposed smugglers hut – which sits perched on the cliffs above Booby’s Bay and nestled against the headland.
Keynvor is the Cornish name for the ocean and this deep Cornish blue throw represents the deep and dangerous blue of this very wildest of seas.
The wave-like movement in the blue and white pattern symbolises the wind-blown choppy seas, the powerful surf and tidal currents in the bays to east and west, and the white of the spume blown up into Mackerel Cove and Stinking Cove.
Like darting fish it represents the flash of mackerel or sea bass as they weave back and forth in shoals just below the surface. I have a wonderfully enduring memory of being waist deep in water as a small child, standing beside my father who was wearing waders, fishing for sea bass. The shoal of fish darted back and forth between us like flashing silver arrows as we braced the incoming tide.
The deep Cornish blue of the Keynvor throw is also a reminder that just below the surface all around Trevose Head lie countless coral and sea anemone festooned, wrecked or torpedoed ships, uncomfortably at rest on the rocks below.
And of course it evokes the fondest of memories of time spent surfing, diving or swimming, yachting or fishing and all those other holiday pursuits, and the local fishermen who make their daily living out at sea with the Cornish fishing fleet.
The ‘Keynvor’ throw is a perfect gift or memento for anyone who adores this unique stretch of North Cornwall’s wild and rugged coast, from sailors to surfers, and would like a cosy reminder of their own special relationship with this beautiful place.
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About the Trevose Head Collection
My aim is to weave and sell 100 of these throws in order to raise £5,000 – the cost of caring for the entire coastal path around Trevose Head for one year.
There are four colours to choose from in a design that evokes the constant movement and shape shifting of the windswept and sea battered headland, the beauty of the surrounding coast, the pleasure of the surrounding sandy beaches, and the unique geology of the rock and the prehistoric remains that lie beneath the surface.
I am working in collaboration with the South West Regional National Trust and the throws are currently available to purchase here on my website but will shortly be stocked in the National Trust shops at Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps and Boscastle.
I have arranged with the South West Regional National Trust to pay my donations directly to them on a periodic basis. You can see how my campaign is going by visiting my Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/madeleine-jude