Oakshott Fabrics’ Pieces of Eight are prized for their colour intensity and shimmer, their stability and strength. Each collection marries a single warp shade with a rainbow of weft threads to produce colours which mix, match and tone effortlessly together. Lakes, Lipari and Ruby Reds, now simplified to their most popular shades, join Grayshott and Scandinavia as 8-colour sets spanning the entire spectrum.
Lakes was inspired by the sublime Alpine landscapes and bright crystal waters that have dazzled visitors throughout the ages. Lakes blues capture the tones of water, from the cool shades of a glacial pool to the purple depths of a sun-warmed lake.
Lipari portrays the primordial beauty of the volcanic Aeolian islands. A black warp and lustrous wefts result in distinctive, iridescent jewel tones. Sewing with them evokes jewels from the very depths of the Stromboli volcano.
Ruby Reds: from pink to blood-red and deep crimson, Ruby Reds ooze romance and passion, glinting like their gemstone namesakes. They're as passionate and seductive, mysterious and misunderstood as the culture of Spain, their inspiration.
Grayshott: a palette as sophisticated as the Provençal locations from which it takes its names, Grayshott marries a Vintage Silver warp with secondary (rather than primary) colours – think green, yellow, turquoise - to produce a unique sensual vibe.
Scandinavia: the mere mention of Nordic design conjures calm, muted tones. This delicious palette sharing a Flaxen White warp radiates beauty, warmth and the cosiness that the Danes call hygge. These vaporous blues, soft greys, milky whites and creams convey light and airiness.
Palettes like these can only be achieved by combining the finest natural materials – superior two-ply gas mercerised yarns and the best quality dyes - with the latest weaving technology: bold, modern colours meet traditional skills and techniques. Their specific high thread count weave guarantees stability and strength, resulting in quality fabrics that are beautifully soft and yet hold their shape.
Prepare to be captivated and beguiled by Oakshott’s Pieces of Eight colour library. With such exquisite colours and the finest, easy-to-work cottons, all you need is the perfect project. Then simply relax and craft the heirlooms of tomorrow.