Keynvor is the Cornish name for ocean and the deep Cornish blue throw represents the deep and dangerous blue of this very wildest and unpredictable of seas.
It is the perfect gift, memento or keepsake for sailors, fishermen, surfers, swimmers, kayakers, divers, or anyone who enjoys simply splashing about at the shoreline or gazing out at the ever changing and dramatic Cornish sea. Something to remind you of wonderful times spent in the Padstow and Trevose Head area when it’s cold and winter dark.
The movement in the pattern symbolises the wind-blown choppy seas, the white of the spume way below in Mackerel Cove, and the flash of mackerel or sea bass as they weave back and forth in shoals, hunting just below the surface.
It also reminds us that deep below the inky surface lie scores of coral and sea anemone festooned, wrecked or torpedoed ships, caught on the unforgiving rocks below.
And of course it evokes our playful connection with the sea through our love of surfing, diving or swimming, yachting or fishing and all those holiday pursuits, and the deep and sometimes dangerous connection of local fishermen who make their daily living out at sea with the Cornish fishing fleet.
And by buying one of these throws not only will you possess one of these highly collectable handwoven lambswool throws but I will be donating £50 from the sale to the National Trust’s Trevose Head Campaign – enough to repair and maintain 25 metres of footpath around Trevose Head.
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
Because each throw has been handwoven and individually washed and fulled product dimensions will naturally vary slightly.
Approximate dimensions are: 195 cm long x 110 cm wide
100% pure lambswool, dyed and spun in Scotland
These throws can be machine washed in a modern machine with a very trustworthy wool cycle using a specialist wool detergent. They can also be hand washed. However, due to wool’s natural tendency to felt when subjected to water, agitation and heat, there will be a small amount of shrinkage and felting even when hand washed. Therefore, much as I would prefer you to use more environmentally friendly methods of cleaning, it would probably be more prudent to have your throw professionally dry cleaned.
Having said which, if your throw simply needs freshening up then giving it a thorough shake and hanging it outside on a fine day will do just that. If you have got something stuck to your throw – it can happen to anyone if you like to snuggle up under your throw eating snacks – then just let it dry and you will easily be able to pick or brush it off.
Just remember, your throw once sat on a lamb’s back before being shorn and packed off to the spinners. A good shower of rain and a shake kept it clean then and unless you spill something that stains – like coffee, tea or red wine – on it, then the same treatment will work wonders for you