New Firespiral Charters Moss design
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new Northern Lights design since we first heard rumours of its development, so I was ridiculously excited when I heard I was going to review it. Then I got worried. The Aurora Borealis has special meaning to me; my husband & I were lucky enough to see it on the holiday he proposed. I realised that I’d imagined the new design in glorious detail, and had huge expectations. As I awaited the tester wraps arrival, I started thinking… How would it be possible to capture this magical, natural phenomenon on a two dimensional piece of fabric? I began to worry that I’d built myself up for a bit of a disappointment.
Well, I should have had more faith as those talented Firespiral ladies absolutely nailed it! Their delicate, organic design perfectly captures the movement of the aurora, with dancing swirls, and stars blinking over a hilly skyline. There’s even the occasional Firespiral comet. A beautifully stylised fir tree forest nestles below the aurora. The bottom rail is marked with runes reading, I think, “Fire Spiral” (sorry, my Elder Futhark is a little rusty!). They complement the aurora perfectly & bring a little more Norse magic to the feel of the design. A repeating triangular design runs along the top rail which may have a deeper meaning, but reminds me of the symbols for the elements earth, air, fire and water. Perhaps that’s because of how I see this wrap design. Beautiful, magical and perfectly capturing the marriage of nature and mythology.
The Northern Lights design wraps beautifully. There are no issues with design placement as it looks lovely wherever it falls. The runes look amazing running over shoulders, and the trees are substantial enough that they don’t disappear completely under little bottoms. I can only imagine what beautiful colourways Northern Lights will come in (oh how I dream of purple & green!), but I feel certain that it will become a Fispi classic and a very popular design.