YOUR PEW CUSHION IN HEDGEROW

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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ECRU YARN

  • Created using the 2021 wool clip from the Portland sheep in my flock

  • Sheared on the 2nd July by Jason Cox of Gloucester Shear whilst grazing at the Bruern Estate in the Cotswolds.

  • Delivered to the Natural Fibre Company on the 27th September 2021

  • Worsted spun into a 3-ply chunky yarn

  • Undyed

  • Returned back to me on the 8th February 2022

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MOSS YARN

  • Created using the 2021 wool clip from the Portland sheep in my flock

  • Sheared in Cocksmoor field, on the Bruern Estate by Jason Cox of Gloucester Shear.

  • Delivered to the Natural Fibre Company on the 27th September 2021

  • Worsted spun into a 3-ply chunky yarn

  • GOTS certified organic dye process completed at The Natural Fibre Company Cornwall

  • Returned back to me on the 22nd February 2022

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RASPBERRY YARN

  • Created using the 2021 wool clip from the Portland sheep in my flock

  • Sheared in Cocksmoor field, on the Bruern Estate by Jason Cox of Gloucester Shear.

  • Delivered to the Natural Fibre Company on the 27th September 2021

  • Worsted spun into a 3-ply chunky yarn

  • GOTS certified organic dye process completed at The Natural Fibre Company Cornwall

  • Returned back to me on the 22nd February 2022

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 on the front of the cushion.

Time

It takes me a minimum of 2 hours to knit the long panel which wraps around the cushion, and then the same time again 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.
     

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


Your cushion will enjoy a long happy life. Knit homewares can be beautifully and creatively repaired with techniques such as darning. However, although it can last a lifetime, one the joys of natural fibres are they don't last forever. Made from 100% biodegradable materials and free from toxic chemicals, you can compost your cushion cover at the end of its useful life, and it will decompose releasing valuable nutrients into the soil.

The cushion pad is filled with 100% British wool and the outer fabric of the cushion pad is made using WoolGuard fabric, the most sustainable option on the market approved to meet Fire Retardancy properties, which is required to meet fire safety regulations due to the size of the cushion. If you remove your lovely wool filling, it can join the cover on the compost heap, the WoolGuard fabric could be repurposed as household cloths and dusters.