FIVE TURRETS HANDWOVEN
Welcome to Five Turrets Handwoven weaving studio in the historic Scottish Borders mill town of Selkirk.
Featuring the work of weaver Carolynn Shaw, Five Turrets Handwoven produces one-off handmade pieces.
When they're finished, they'll appear in the shop. Read the blog or follow our Instagram page to to keep up with the latest.
MEET THE WEAVER
Carolynn Shaw started weaving in Selkirk in 2015 when she got her hands on her first four shaft Ashford table loom.
Since then she has produced all the handwoven pieces for The Five Turrets, the family holiday letting business.
She recently moved into her new weaving studio and promptly added a Leclerc Colonial floor loom to her growing collection, then followed that with a reclaimed Harris eight shaft loom.
Her family occasionally grumble that every cupboard in the house is full of wool, but she's not listening because she's thinking about weaving.
SHOP THE COLLECTION
Our online shop sells a small collection of Carolynn's pieces.
We add pieces as and when they are finished and Carolynn posts updates on progress on our Instagram page.
Every piece is different, but if you see something you like that's previously been sold, do get in touch to discuss commissioning your own version.
A GOOD YARN
We aim to source all our materials from ethical suppliers, with an emphasis on local spinners and dyers.
Where we can we'll try to tell the story of each piece from sheep to shawl.
HOME OF WEAVING
Selkirk's history as a centre of weaving dates back to 1767, with the establishment of the first mill.
One hundred years later there were seven mills in the town, employing more than 1,000 people.
Industrial weaving survives in the town in the form of the Lochcarron of Scotland and Andrew Elliot Ltd mills.