About Twisted Bobbins
The Scilly Weaver, a love affair with natural fibres
My name is Trish Peacock and I handweave luxury scarves using a range of handlooms with carefully sourced British Wool and other natural fibres e.g. linen, banana.
I am a member of the Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild and the Campaign for Wool.
I hold a small amount of stock and take commissions and orders, in specific colours, wools, sizes, fringing, etc. You can have a genuinely one off piece made for you.
Perfect to co-ordinate for different occasions, from weddings to everyday workwear.
A handwoven scarf, made for you, can transform an item of clothing as well as become a talking point!
I am really passionate about all the beautiful wool we produce here in the UK and am proud to be a partner with the Campaign for Wool.
Wool is breathable, environmentally friendly, has no horrible chemicals when it biodegrades and comes in the most amazing range of textures, natural colours and lustre.
People are amazed at how light and airy a scarf can be which is made in wool with an open weave and a thin yarn. It doesn't have to be just wooly and cosy!
Wool is highly breathable and helps regulate body temperature.
Contrary to what you might think it is really easy to care for as it does not need frequent washing - just a soak in some fibre wash and hang up to dry.
There are very few sheep on the islands and no local wool so I work with some small UK suppliers:
- Hooligan Yarns who have a small flock of rescued sheep. Each yarn comes from a specific named sheep.
- Wenselydale Long Wool Shop who have a beautiful range of natural and dyed wool that is totally based in Yorkshire (from sheep to dying and spinning).
- Some small farms who produce their own wool e.g. Gam Farm Rare Breeds and Trebarvah Farm in Helston who have a small Shetland flock.
- J C Rennie in Aberdeenshire - one of the oldest spinning mills in the UK - I have their extensive shade card to help you choose your perfect item.
I do orders in alternative fibres such as cotton and alpaca for those who can’t wear wool.
Please get in touch to create something specially for you - made to measure in the exact shade you wish.
Gilbert and Gordon
Gilbert and Gordon are Gotland and Tesswater Crosses from Hooligan Yarns. The yarn is spun by individual fleece so you will be wearing a scarf from specific sheep! Other sheep available and also can be done in different widths and lengths.