Silk throw detail
Silk throw detail

Strange combination I know…but it works. I’ve been given some more of the beautiful silk panels to work with by one eco home with a view to more cushions and throws. Some are peachy/grey combinations and the others are greens and greys. The peach work well with a mocha/charcoal tweed and a sea green tweed arrived today to back the others. I love the diversion from wools to silks. The fabric responds in such a different way to sewing, ironing…

Pleats on a silk cushion
Pleats for a silk cushion

Two throws and 6 cushions down, and more to emerge. They’ll be gracing the shelves of a shop in the Kings Road, London. I don’t know the name yet but for those of you just itching to buy I’m sure one eco home can give you all the details. Click on the pics for links.

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

One thought on “Laos silk and tweed

  1. Hi Sarah, my name’s Jo, I’m ‘Bubala’ from Etsy and I asked you yesterday on the critique forum about moving to the country… these cushions are great. They remind me of my travels to Asia and how I loved the raw beautiful fabrics there. I live in Sydney so am lucky to have places like Thailand & Vietnam close by. I’d recommend a visit if you haven’t been there. I’ve just checked out your pics of Lismore too, it looks fantastic. If you had a moment to let me know what led you there I’d love to hear. On the other hand I know you must be super busy. Have a great weekend, great blog! Jo

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