Salt - Cochineal
  • Salt - Cochineal


    A wheat bag is a more sustainable alternative to a hot water bottle. It can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer to be used as a heat or ice pack. 

    This handmade wheat bag is dyed with cochineal which gives the sumptuous pink hue. The 'salt' design is created using a resist technique of clamping diamond shapes onto the folded cloth during dyeing. The outer sleeve is made from handloomed ahimsa silk, and the wheat bag within is made from recycled cotton filled with 500g of wheat and 30g fragrant French lavender. The sleeve is designed like a pillow case, so that it can be removed from the lavender pouch within and hand washed. When laid flat the bag measures 24cm x 15cm.