Bespoke Irish Linen Exhibition Quilt

Bespoke Irish Linen Exhibition Quilt




Handcrafted Contemporary Irish Linen Patchwork Quilt

By designer-maker Katie Larmour



100% pure Irish Linen from the flax plant

Made to order

Piecework followed by machine quilting finished with hand-stitched binding

Made in Ireland



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The Concept 

Our colour palate is very simple, its neutral tones connecting to the earth, conveying a serene and timeless purity. It creates a vision of light, airy, fresh, calm and peaceful surroundings, perfect for a beach house in the Hamptons. The rawness of the Irish linen texture captures the essence of nature and our rich heritage. This heirloom piece can be displayed as bed cover, sofa throw or textile wall hanging.



Each quilt is bespoke and has been carefully constructed with precision and attention to detail using natural fibres, that is natural cloth, natural thread. There is also a layer of soft bamboo wadding included for the purpose of insulation. We embrace traditional handmade artisan skills so each quilt has a precious individual beauty. Our patchwork technique is from a tradition of earlier times in Ireland, but here we are giving it a luxuriously contemporary and minimalist twist. The overall quilting pattern is a stylised clam shell reminiscent of the Art Deco period’s elegant ‘fountain’ motif, with the subtle curves blending the sections together and the soft rippling accentuating the divine surface texture.  



Our designs are a reflection of Ireland’s rich tapestry of farmland with the luscious quilt of agricultural fields in nature’s varying hues and textures translated into minimalist shapes of abstracted line and block form. Reminiscent of a Modernist painting it exudes harmony and proportion. We are also influenced by the shapes and forms of the pioneering modern abstract art movements De Stijl and Suprematism in which a poetic geometric purity is evident. 


What Makes Irish Linen So Special

Known as ‘the aristocrat of textiles’ and referred to as ‘white gold’ it really is a superb and unique fabric. Katie Larmour Design studio is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the home of the Irish Linen industry. Ireland was the world leader at the height of linen production a century ago, and what once was a cottage industry and then turned large scale, has now come full circle. Irish linen is again produced in small quantities today to a luxury niche market. We are passionate about keeping this wonderful textile alive. To add to its desirability in this modern world of today Irish Linen has plenty of appealing eco-friendly properties: it is cultivated using little water, without fertilisers or pesticides; it is sustainable and the whole of the natural plant is used making it a waste-free crop. Basically grown as a weed it is transformed into the most luxurious of fabrics today. The oatmeal colour is particularly unique in that it is a mixture of the unbleached raw colour of the natural flax plant on the weft intertwined with white on the warp, resulting in a beautiful mottled effect. All our Irish Linen is certified by the Irish Linen Guild. 


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The quilt featured in our photograph is of small nursery size, backed in plain oatmeal Irish Linen, and measures approximately 101 x 110 cm (40 x 43 inches). Our quilts are all custom made to specific requirements and can be scaled up from crib to a queen and king size.



We have a limited amount of vintage shades of Irish Linen in soft muted tones. The white and oatmeal fabrics are always available.  Each quilt is unique.