This unique wall hanging is the result of our collaboration with furniture brand Pinch for London Craft Week 19. This beautiful piece has been designed by Russell Pinch and intricately woven in our workshop by Karen Hay-Edie.
Pinch's concept was to immortalise the beauty of the Mourne Mountains' undulations, the natural peaks and troughs, within the graphics of the wall hanging, pushing the technical build to a style more associated with tapestry weaving created on a vertical loom.
Russell Pinch first sketched the undulations from Mourne Textiles' many beautiful photographic captures of the famous mountain landscape, he then hand drew the design into a pattern layout and recoloured it in classic PINCH colourways across a dusty pink, warm yellow and natural tone spectrum.
In order to create a fully dimensional product, albeit with the sensitivity and gentleness that both brands excel in, Mourne Textiles referred to an archive weave first created by Mourne Textiles' founder Gerd Hay-Edie in 1950 for a wall covering displayed at The Festival of Britain. Uneven threading delivers a varied, lace-like pattern within the weave, playing on vertical lines as well as horizontal.
Now Karen Kay-Edie, who studied tapestry at the beginning of her weave training in Norway, commits 25 hours of weave time to each hanging, a true labour of love, concentration and celebration of the craft.
Read more about the collaboration here.
100cm x 55cm
Woven to order. Please contact the Workshop for cost.