nape textiles is a luxury label that specialises in digitally printed silk scarves. Kay Muir created the brand because of her love of line drawing and her wish to craft locally produced Scottish textiles.
design process. Each design starts as a line drawing that is then painted by hand, sometimes directly onto silk fabric or alternatively the illustration is coloured using a variety of media. The design can be requested - The milk thistle scarf was a request from a customer for a 'Scottish' themed scarf, this design has now gone into stock. The design is then photographed and then after a little digital jiggery-pokery, the artwork is printed onto luxurious silk fabric.
The ethos of the brand is to design and manufacture locally and to carry limited products. If a piece is out-of-stock it can be made-to-order and may take up to 4 weeks from order to delivery. Printing and hand or machine finishing is carried out here in Glasgow.
Kay has an honours degree in textile design from The Scottish College of Textiles - Borders Campus and has over 30 years experience in the textile industry and as a design tutor working in education in Glasgow.
bespoke service. If you want to commission a special 'one-off' design please use the contact facility to request a price for art-work, please be advised that for an original bespoke design you will need to allow 6-8 weeks. You might have an event coming up, such as a special birthday, a wedding, or simply 'just because', nape textiles can create your very own unique scarf design to celebrate the occasion. This can be done by working together to create something entirely new or by personalising an existing design. You may want a price for a larger or smaller scarf and we can work with you to create a custom item.
Treat someone special to a luxurious silk scarf.
The brand was launched in 2017 when designer Kay Muir was inspired to turn her love of sketching into wearable art when on a weekend away with friends on the Isle of Cumbrae.