SKYESKYNS WEAVES SOME HEBRIDEAN STYLE
Skyeskyns, Isle of Skye based manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, throws and accessories, have teamed up with fellow islander brand, Skye Weavers, to create a show-stopping new interior accessory range. The two companies share core values of high-quality textile production and a passion for preserving traditional craftsmanship as so much industry moves overseas.
On their pedal-powered loom in a stone byre, Skye Weavers have produced a stunning bespoke tweed cloth which Skyeskyns have matched with Hebridean brown and Blackface white sheepskin fleeces, creating luxurious, dual-material cushions.
Andrea Holden of Skye Weavers said:
“The Isle of Skye is a place which has been a source of inspiration for artists and crafts people for many centuries. We especially enjoyed collaborating with Skyeskyns on this project as we share a love of a great natural product - wool. The tweed we designed is made up of natural shades of sheep's wool with over-checks of heather purple and green. These have been plant-dyed by the Shilasdair Yarn Co, another Skye business renowned for its wool.”
Jess Hartwell, second-generation director of Skyeskyns said:
“Working creatively with another like-minded company has been a pleasure and we are delighted to be bringing together tweed and sheepskin to show how the most traditional of materials can result in a contemporary accessory to complement any interior. We are looking forward to further developing this product range and are excited to have launched it at national exhibition, ‘Ideal Home Show at Christmas’ in Manchester.”