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.
First designed in the 1950's, the Mourne Stripe draws inspiration from simplistic Scandinavian style. Selected from the archives to complimemnt the Mourne Check, our weavers pay careful attention to remain true to Gerd's original design.
This Durable Linen, wool and cotton mix has been carefully handwoven on the Kentish looms originally imported in the 1950's.