What’s in… Ermantrude’s Kit?
Fans of illustrator and scarf designer Charlotte Linton will be familiar with her fictional muse Ermantrude – a zoologist with a sharp sense of style and an even sharper intellect – whose expeditions across countries & continents are all documented in the blog ‘Ermantrude’s Travels’, building a rich body of imagery which often lends to the scarf designs.
This winter, Emantrude’s adventures continue, & her trusty travelling essentials have formed the design of a woolen neckerchief entitled ’Ermantrude’s Kit’, £95 from The New Craftsmen. Building on our current collection of silk and wool scarves by Charlotte which draw on the local craft, culture, fauna & flora of Scotland, ‘Ermantrude’s Kit’ makes a dashing accessory for women with a keen interest in adventure & style.
A note from Ermantrude -
All these items, laid out and ready to be packed, are items from my basic expedition kit. They include essentials such as a penknife, climbing rope, a carabiner and a compass. Wildlife monitoring objects – binoculars and a pencil to spot pods of dolphins or soaring eagles. Items to battle the elements – snow goggles, and gloves in a bright shade of yellow so that they may be useful in an avalanche. An ice axe for walking, climbing and stopping oneself from falling. A bandana – something all seasoned travellers should carry, for protective use against the sun, wind, cold, to compliment a rosy cheek or to cover one’s head when needed. A fishing hook and twine, and if that fails, Kendal mint cake for high-energy emergency sugar.
Also from Charlotte Linton:
This scarf features wildlife and objects found by Loch Long, Cove, Scotland, and is inspired by Paisley shawls and Turkey Red printing in the Vale of Leven.