The Cumbrian designer-makers of Gneiss Rugs create sumptuous handmade rugs, handwoven in Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, on a peg loom, one of the oldest forms of weaving.
These gorgeous snuggly rugs are made from selvedge gathered on the Isle of Lewis. When Scottish highland tweed is cut from the loom, the strips left are gathered and called selvedge. It is this bi-product that is used in the creation of the rugs, which are therefore made from the very highest quality wool.
Weaver, Caz says: “We are very pleased to be upcycling something that would otherwise go to landfill. The style of weaving is based on the gneiss rock formations which can be found on the Isle of Lewis. Different sized bands of colours imitating nature’s natural beauty. People comment on just how thick and luxurious they are. Each rug is individually designed and thus unique.
“In addition to producing luxury handwoven rugs from the very best selvedge from the Isle of Lewis within our Lewis Collection of rugs we are now delighted to introduce a new range of rugs – The Abraham Moon Collection“.
World renown mill Abraham Moon of Guiseley have been making top quality tweed fabrics with love and precision for 180 years. It is one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain and has a global reputation for the highest quality fabric and innovative design. Their fabric can be found in 5 star hotels and even Downing Street!
Abraham Moon selvedge is perfect for peg loom rugs. It is generally finer yet denser than the selvedge from Lewis, meaning although the rugs are slightly smaller they are heavier and slightly thicker. The colours are superb. The full range of both collections is available on via the website.