A Fortnight of Wool

A Fortnight of Wool

March 11, 2013

The biggest event of the year for wool enthusiasts – Wool House – begins this Wednesday in the west wing of Somerset House. Prince Charles may be stepping foot on our giant regal runner of Masai Indigo and Hadley soft Black, and we hear rumours that there will be sheep in attendance! Look out for several … Read More

Meet Masai…

Meet Masai…

March 7, 2013

Meet “Masai” – generation 2.0 of “Tribal”, rescued from the Roger Oates archive about 18 months ago.  Since hand-weaving a new version of the original stripe, we have spent time working on the colourways pushing to see how bright we could make the Emerald and Gold, and finding the perfect blues for the Indigo.

Ten days and counting…

Ten days and counting…

February 18, 2013

Notoriously known as ‘the grey month’ everyone needs a little colour inspiration when looking forward to Spring. We like to turn to the original master of the coloured stripe, Morris Louis.

As January “Sales” By

As January “Sales” By

January 14, 2013

Whatever the time of the year, when we start a new design we go right back to the beginning. Regular textured monochrome stripes as far as the eye can see – it’s where we are starting this January. Admittedly stripes as far as the eye can see are not so unusual here in our office.

Peaceful New Year

Peaceful New Year

January 10, 2013

Suspended organic shapes ripple with the motions of visitors, softening both the appearance and acoustic of the roof structure in the Benedictine abbey which house it. This temporary installation of translucent cloth was created by Daniel Balo, Daniel Eke and Zoltan Kalaszi for the Hungarian Arcus Temporum Festival of classical music.  

Desert Stripes

Desert Stripes

December 6, 2012

Not the first thing one would notice in a verdant garden in the middle of a Rajasthan desert.  The Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park hides many perfect examples of these naturally occurring stripes carved by wind and used as paving in the landscape .  They are irregular yet perfectly balanced – ‘the spirit of the … Read More

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

November 29, 2012

Grant Boston of Boston Studio works his magic on the latest additions to the collection in preparation for the new brochure.

Hanging Around

Hanging Around

November 22, 2012

Gently swaying columns of fabric, a responsive and formidable backdrop to Amran Kahn’s ‘Desh’.  We were transfixed when we saw it last month. The subtle tones created by movement and light are something which we are always chasing our dyers for. ‘Desh’ a piece The Guardian calls “ The most urgent, beautiful and confident of … Read More

Upside down stripes

Upside down stripes

November 12, 2012

American abstract expressionist Morris Louis created this in 1958. It’s not a runner, but its colour and stripe proportions continually inspire our stripes.