EMILY MACKEY Woven Landscapes
Our long-term collaborator Emily Mackey will be setting up her loom in our Guest Studio to weave a series of one-off pieces inspired by the landscape that surrounds us here at The Shop Floor Project. The patterns will reflect the Cumbria fells and the wool Emily weaves will come from the flocks of Herdwick sheep, an ancient breed which thrive on the rugged uplands of the Lakes.
British weaver, Emily Mackey is The Shop Floor Project's in-house weaver and we work together to create collections inspired by the landscapes we love and the native wool Emily is passionate about. Our previous collection, MADE FOR THE SNOW, was inspired by the Cumbrian fells (where The Shop Floor Project is based) and where the native Herdwick sheep look after the landscape and withstand freezing temperatures. It’s their robust fleece, in shades of milky grey to dark chocolate, that we commissioned the weaver to use in a collection of contemporary Herdwick designs, each one hand- woven.