Victoria Pemberton Checkmate Scarf - Checkmate


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  • Checkmate is crafted from a luxurious and soft yet also hardwearing 100% wool blend. 

    Designed and handwoven by the artist in her home studio on a manually operated floor loom, each scarf takes approximately 6 - 8 hours to weave.  

    Sustainable by design, scarves are woven to be near zero waste products, and scraps are reused or composted.

    The Checkmate scarves are approximately 45cm wide x 200cm long including a short brushed fringe  - sized for luxury, comfort and any occasion.

    Product Specifications

    • 100% Wool 
    • Hand wash only
    • Weight 280 grams
    • Designed and made in Melbourne, Australia


    Inspired by walks in the bush, country afternoons, and fireside chats; the Checkmate Collection are destined to be classic pieces to reach for year after year. Handwoven in a delightfully rustic yet soft 100% lambswool, these scarves are made to stand the test of time and soften even more as they age. Each design is handwoven, washed and handbrushed to cozy perfection.   

    Victoria Pemberton is a textile designer based in the Macedon Ranges, Australia. Victoria compelted a BA of Textile Design at RMIT in 2019.

    "I design and create all of the work I produce in my home studio. My designs draw inspiration from many aspects of my daily life; time spent outdoors walking the dog, working in the garden, and always from the places I love and travel to. Often my work begins as a desire to weave with a specific colour, or weaving draft and I work both with pencil and paper to sketch designs, as well as digitally to manipulate them before I physically sample at the loom.

    When sampling I consider not just colour combinations, I also play with the order colours are used in, where they sit within the design, the size of the overall design repeat, and the resulting drape, softness and texture of the fabric. Sampling can be a really fascinating process as the smallest change can effect the final outcome quite drastically, so often I sample the same design multiple times until I’m happy with the result. I then calculate the exact amount of yarn I require to make each item, and weave only what is required, making my products very close to zero waste.

    My current woven core design offerings are produced in small runs that are limited by the length of warp yarn I can comfortably have on my floor loom at any given time. Scarves are woven in sets of 2 - 3 per warp.