YOUR 'AUTUMN' PEW CUSHION

It’s really important to me, that when you buy one of my products you feel 100% confident about its provenance. By being totally transparent on every single stage of production, I hope to connect you closely with what you’ve bought and encourage us all to ask more questions about the production journey for everything we buy.

WHAT YARN WAS USED?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MOCHA YARN

  • Created from my 2017 wool clip from the Castlemilk Moorit sheep in my flock

  • Sheared on the 2nd July 2017 by Jason Cox of Gloucestershire Shearers whilst grazing a meadow in Westonbirt, Gloucestershire

  • Delivered to the Natural Fibre Company on the 1st February 2018

  • Woollen spun into a 2-ply chunky yarn

  • Undyed

  • Returned to the Loopy Ewes studio on the 14th June 2018

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LEMON YARN

  • Created using my 2017 wool clip from the Portland sheep in my flock

  • Sheared on the 2nd July when the flock was grazing a meadow in the village of Westonbirt in Gloucestershire

  • Delivered to the Natural Fibre Company on the 1st Feb 2018

  • Worsted spun into a 3 ply chunky yarn

  • Dyed in-house at the Natural Fibre Company using a metal free, organically certified process

  • Returned to the Loopy Ewes studio on the 26th October 2018

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RASPBERRY YARN

  • Created using my 2017 wool clip from the Portland sheep in my flock

  • Sheared on the 2nd July when the flock was grazing a meadow in the village of Westonbirt in Gloucestershire

  • Delivered to the Natural Fibre Company on the 1st Feb 2018

  • Worsted spun into a 3 ply chunky yarn

  • Dyed in-house at the Natural Fibre Company using a metal free, organically certified process

  • Returned to the Loopy Ewes studio on the 26th October 2018

HOW WAS YOUR CUSHION MADE?

Techniques

The Pew Cushion is knitted in one long piece, which I wrap around a 100% British wool cushion pad by hand sewing the edges together. I knit the cover on my hand-powered knitting machine. My design is on a punchcard which the knitting machine can read, to help me replicate the repeat pattern in the knitting. 

Time

It takes me a minimum of 2 hours to knit the long panel which wraps around the cushion, and then at least 1 hour to steam and hand stitch the cushion together. 

HOW CAN YOU CARE FOR YOUR CUSHION?

Airing is caring

Because of its odour, stain and crease-resistant properties wool can practically take care of itself. 

When it really is time to wash

  • Spot clean as needed

  • Using a non biological, bleach free wool wash detergent for a gentle clean and avoid using a fabric softener

  • Dry flat to avoid over-stretching

  • Always dry away from any heat sources

  • Never tumble-dry woollens

Care and maintenance

  • Wool naturally pills and they can easily be removed by hand.

  • Keep out of direct sunlight as the mocha yarn is susceptible to lighten

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH IT AT THE END OF IT'S LIFE?

As it's made from 100% wool you can compost it at the very end of its useful life and it will decompose, releasing valuable nutrients into the soil.