Sgurr Blanket – Kirsty McDougall

Sweeney’s Bothy

Material: Woven lambswool and reflective yarn
Manufacture: Bute Fabrics, Isle of Bute

McDougall has collaborated with Bute Fabrics to produce a lambswool blanket reflecting the colours of Eigg’s most prominent landmark An Sgurr (The Nose). Its function is ubiquitous in a rural setting, repelling water, offering protection and comfort. The innovative addition of reflective yarn woven into this plaid catches light in the dark, making its wearer highly visible in moonlight, or to a lone car’s beam on a dusk walk.

Born on the Isle of Lewis and based in London, Kirsty McDougall has over ten years experience working with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Erdem, Louis Vuitton and Nike. She is co-founder of Dashing Tweed producing tweed for men’s tailored suits on Savile Row. Her studio offers services including fabric research, colour consultancy, and the production of hand-woven couture lengths to industrial scale mill production.