From the Made for the Snow Collection by Emily Mackey & The Shop Floor Project
A striking cushion which is hand-woven by the weaver in her weaving studio using rare breed wools including Herdwick.
Backed in a Yorkshire Milled linen.
Zip fastening, feather filled. Dry clean only.
Size: 60 cm x 40 cm (20" x 15")
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 latest collection, MADE FOR THE SNOW, is 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 have commissioned the weaver to use in a new collection of contemporary Herdwick designs, each one hand- woven.
Emily has cleverly adapted the traditional herringbone weave, elongating the lines to resemble the scree slopes where the sheep graze. By adding subtle ‘horizon lines’ she allows the design to gently reflect the ancient landscape where the wool originates.