FROM EASEL TO LOOM
Pattern designer Martha Coates has designed a variety of artworks using techniques ranging from hand-drawn sketches and paper cut collages to digital design. Working with one of our oldest textile suppliers in India we've translated these ideas onto a range of luxury rugs that need great skill to produce. Esbly is a colourful geometric design hand tufted in wool and viscose - the viscose giving a sheen to the colours in the grid, against adding subtle texture and interest.
Leo is a hand knotted rug in natural jute with a red, digitally designed geometric pattern, the jute giving a soft sheen and the hand knotting giving a slightly shaggy appearance that contrasts its more formal pattern. Edmond is a fine hand tufted rug in 100% wool with a black grid that is hand carved at different lengths, giving a 3D effect that adds real depth to the design. Dulcie was created out of a paper cut collage and is produced in the same way as Edmond but in a more vibrant effect with bold colours.