The Studio & Production
Sustainable design & production
Our studio is situated just outside London in the historical village of Writtle. It is here that we design, sample and hand weave all of our fabrics. The studio is open to the public to buy from the collection and also to view and discuss the making process.
The design process starts with a moodboard depicting ideas for the pattern, texture and palette. Designs are then sketched on graph paper to work out the initial ideas for weave structures. The design development continues on the loom, where we sample ideas using a variety of yarn, colour and pattern.
Each fabric design is carefully handwoven on a 24 shaft traditional dobby loom and can take up to 4 hours to produce. The loom can take 2-3 days to set up before we can start weaving. The fabric is then handwashed, lightly felted and cut and crafted into cushions.
Our throws are designed and sampled in our studio, then woven locally in very small batches at the Bristol Weaving Mill.
All our products are made from 100% Wool
Our fabrics are all made from British-sourced Merino wool. We insist on a high quality and sustainable cushion filling, opting only for 100% Dorset Horn British Wool. On top of this, we only use wool from a non-mulsed source.
During both design and production, Pamela considers the environmental impact of her manufacturing and strives to foster a zero-waste brand. Many fabric and yarn cuts are woven back into designs for the collection and, when they are not, they can be seen as rugs in her daughter’s favourite dolls’ house.
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