photography by oliver perrott at the london cloth company / styling by hannah franklin
FINELY MILLED A variety of textiles will add texture and visual interest to an interior, contrasting effectively with industrial features. A number of independent designers and brands are reviving traditional techniques. And these colourful knitted, woven, crocheted and stitched designs will complement any home year-round. Follow the thread and peruse our selection of the best and brightest fruits of the loom.
WEAVING THE WAY When Daniel Harris was inspired to rescue a rusting Victorian loom from an old barn in rural Wales, he had no previous weaving experience. Entirely self-taught, Daniel has individually restored a number of original shuttle looms and over the last five years he has established a successful micro-mill on the outskirts of London. The London Cloth Company produces over 60 different types of indigo cloth and an extensive array of fine British wool tweeds as well as taking custom orders. To request swatches and arrange an appointment at the mill, visit londoncloth.com
(From left) Vintage Esavian stool, for similar mayflyvintage.co.uk; Nippedin Strand lighting in Clementine, £250, janieknittedtextiles.co.uk; Canevas Cube design by Charlotte Lancelot for GAN Rugs in pink, £699, woven. co.uk; Hugo Magnus throw in amber, £420, melanieporter.com; (On the loom) Assorted herringbone twills, selvedge denims and union cloth, £54 per m, londoncloth.com; Hand woven natural linen cushion in red, blue, grey and white, 69cm x 69cm, £290, catarinariccabona.com; Bespoke hand loomed vintage style cushion, 40cm x 40cm, from $45, centuryd.com; Dots cushion cover in red by Margo Selby, 30cm x 41cm, £34, westelm.co.uk; Bespoke hand loomed vintage style cushion, 40cm x 40cm, from $45, centuryd. com; Battersea Power Station cushion, 41cm x 33cm, £95, finecellwork. co.uk; Blue Elkeland wall hanging, £94, hollys-house.com; Fringed macrame runner, £58, anthropologie.com; Assorted threads on bobbins, all The London Cloth Company; Chunky Knit throw in Dark Nordic Blue, £59, johnlewis.com; Lichen throw, £140, laurasloom.co.uk; Vintage bobbins with twine, £24 each, vintagematters.co.uk; Handwoven rocker, £270, urbanoutfitters.co.uk; Women’s handwoven Anatolian kilim slippers, £250, arthursleepers.co.uk; (Hanging) V2 Glück Pendant in Green Gold, £1,200, naomipaul.co.uk; V2 Glück Pendant in Lava, £1,200, naomipaul.co.uk
1. Half the weaving process is preparation. Preparing the warp can take anything from 3 hours to 2 days.
2. The looms at the London Cloth Company date from 1870 to 1974.
3. The woven cloth is cut off the loom. Any small faults are individually darned by hand.
4. After mending, the cloth is rolled up and sent to Huddersfield for finishing.
Published on Jun 12, 2016
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