EILEEN (limited edition vintage Donegal tweed)

EILEEN (limited edition vintage Donegal tweed)

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LUXURY COUTURE CUSHIONS 

 

Large Handcrafted Contemporary Irish Linen and Vintage Donegal Tweed Patchwork Cushion

 

By designer-maker Katie Larmour

 

Details:

100% pure wool

18 x 18 inches (approx 45.5 x 45.5 cm)

Made to order

Backed in new 100% pure Irish Linen from the flax plant

Filled with a plush duck feather insert

Made in Ireland

 

 

 

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Description

A limited edition cushion made from vintage Donegal Tweed (from an unused roll) backed in new pure Irish linen, with a unique seamless top that sees the fabric flow smoothly over the top and continuing down into the reverse side. Donegal Tweed is a handwoven 100% natural tweed wool manufactured in County Donegal, Ireland. Donegal has been producing tweed from local materials for centuries. Sheep thrive in the hills and bogs of Donegal, and indigenous plants such as blackberries, fuchsia, gorse, and moss provide natural dyes. The resulting product has an appearance as varied and attractive as an Irish landscape. The unique textures of the Irish linen and Donegal Tweed reflect the essence of nature and our rich heritage and compliment each other here exquisitely. This design will always be available in our signature colour combination of natural undyed oatmeal and classic pristine white Irish Linens.

 

 

Construction

Each piece has been carefully constructed with precision and attention to detail using natural fibres, that is natural cloth, natural thread, natural lining and high quality duck feather and down fillers. We embrace traditional handmade artisan skills so each cushion 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. This particular cushion has been designed with a seamless top, where the fabric contuses smoothly over onto the other side.

 

Inspiration

Inspiration for this collection of contemporary patchwork designs comes from various places. Some patterns 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. 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 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. 

 

Order Notes:

studio@katielarmourdesign.com 

Lead time estimated one week.

 

Trade Notes:

This design will always be available in oatmeal and white.

International customers may inquire for a cushion cover only, without fillers, if preferred.