I first became aware of the decoration and engraving on suits of armour, when I created a puzzle for an education pack designed for use in the White Tower at the Tower of London. This puzzle was based on a beautiful suit and horse set belonging to Henry VIII. I was fascinated by the elegance and intricacy of the craftsmanship used to decorate what was essentially an item created for conflict. I often remembered these beautiful objects and so when I began designing scarves, I approached the Royal Armouries with a view to incorporating them into one of my designs. I also liked the idea of taking something so solid and substantial and turning it into something delicate.
Once again, I’ve chosen the 12mm satin backed silk for this design because of its ability to bring lustre to the metallic tones, and provide an excellent soft drape.
Its generous dimensions of 62cm x 190cm and light weight means that it works just as well as an evening wrap, or scrunched for an everyday scarf. As always the scarf is beautifully finished with a hand rolled hem.