Mourne Check was a signature fabric for designer Robin Day, who used it regularly during his ten year period designing for furniture for Hille in the 50s. Day also used Mourne Mist, a fabric that uses the characteristic flecks of colour from yarns spun in Donegal. Our yarns are custom-spun to match the original heritage palettes in our archives. These fabrics are suited to domestic upholstery on mid-century pieces or contemporary furniture following similar lines.
The warp of our Mourne Classic Curtain Fabric uses a mixture of different weight yarns unevenly threaded which gives a distinctive balance and texture to the material and allows it to hang with an elegant drape. The texture exudes warmth and light glows through the light weave and muted colour palette of ‘bawneen’ colours - the name of the undyed wool used to make waistcoats traditionally worn by labourers and fishermen. With its graceful drape Mourne Classic is equally suitable for couture use.
We are proud to bring a carefully curated range of hand woven furnishing fabrics back into production, inspired by Gerd Hay-Edie's archetypal designs from the Mourne Textiles archives.
Mourne Check, created by Gerd Hay-Edie, was a signature fabric for designer Robin Day, who used it during his ten year period designing furniture for Hille from 1951. This durable linen, wool, and cotton mix, is hand woven on traditional hand looms that were imported to the workshop in the 1950's. The colours are matched from original heritage palettes in our archives.
Design – Check
Colourway – F102/2 Cloud
Usable Width – 120cm hand woven/145cm machine woven
Suitability – Domestic & General Contract Upholstery
Weight – 340g
Fabric - Reversible, No repeat
Composition - 50% Linen 25% Cotton 25%Wool
Handwoven furnishing fabric – Width 120cm
1- 5 metres - £180 per linear metre
Please contact our workshop for discounts on orders over 5 metres and to check availability/lead timesTrade accounts available
Created by Gerd Hay-Edie and used by designer Robin Day for Hille in 1951, the Mourne Mist was to become a signature fabric widely used for much of his furniture during his ten year period designing for the brand.
Proud to bring the Mist back into production, the weavers at Mourne pay careful attention to remain true to Gerd’s archetypal designs. This durable wool and cotton mix is carefully handwoven on the Kentish looms originally imported in the 1950s.