One Wool – Part 4
In Part 4 of our #OneWool nominations we have Bailey Hills, Kate Ramsay, The Rug Company and Camira
BAILEY HILLS PRINT+WOOL searches far and wide to bring you the finest British-made woollen and worsted cloth onto which we print our original designs to produce contemporary, quality, interior fabrics and products. We’re passionate about working with wool using both the skilled craft of hand-
screen printing and technological advances in the digital printing of heavier weight wool. The image shows ‘Little Ice’, a small geometric design printed on both sides of the cushion. Natural materials, artisanal methods and new technologies working together to produce innovative BAILEY HILLS PRINT+WOOL products.
To see more of Bailey Hills designs please visit http://www.baileyhills.com/
Kate Ramsay – Angel Wings
Made and designed in New Zealand, Kotuku is constructed using a whole-garment knitting machine, from local merino wool. Kate created Kotuku as part of her studies at AUT, where she explored the potential of 3D knitting technology when used in areas outside of apparel. In 2012 it was awarded Silver in the NZ Best Awards and was exhibited in The Cloud. This year it was shown in London’s Somerset House, and featured in Urbis Magazine. Currently in the final stages of commercialisation, Kotuku will be available soon.
To see more of Kate Ramsay’s designs please visit http://kateramsay.com/
THE RUG COMPANY
Carnival rug by Paul Smith for The Rug Company
Carnival is a dramatic development of Paul’s classic stripes, drawing inspiration from film transparencies and the vibrant movement of carnival dancers. The pattern is layered and complex and presents a particular challenge for our weavers in Nepal. The rug is hand knotted using Tibetan wool which is rich in lanolin, and chosen for its softness and durability. It is processed entirely by hand, and handled with such reverence that it loses none of its natural properties.
To see more of The Rug Company’s designs please visit http://www.therugcompany.com/uk/
Titus is an iconic silverback gorilla inspired upholstery fabric, manufactured by global textile innovator Camira and designed by award winning artist Emma J Shipley. Emma’s meticulous pencil drawing of Titus has been printed onto Camira’s top selling luxurious Blazer fabric. Blazer is totally natural and renewable, made from LaneveTM wool, sustainably produced and traceable to source. The fabric makes a bold statement for the contract design industry fusing fashion with a beautiful wool fabric.
To see more of Camira’s designs please visit http://www.camirafabrics.com/