Ariadne Cushion in Sea Blue (Rectangle)

Maria Sigma
£440
The Ariadne Cushion in Sea Blue (Rectangle), by weaver Maria Sigma, is inspired by a traditional Greek Cycladic crocheted lace pattern and a weaving technique known as pile-making. Growing up in Greece, Maria was surrounded by hand-made textiles and learned the detailed process of lacemaking as a child. Handwoven on a floor loom in Maria’s London studio, this cushion is a testament to her aesthetic heritage and captures a certain feeling of home. Minimalist and focusing on texture, the entire Ariadne collection - named after a mythological heroine from Homer's Odyssey - is made from a luxurious blend of cashmere, British Alpaca and British lambswool.


Material: Natural British new pure wool, undyed British alpaca, waste-dyed British lambswool, waste-dyed cashmere
Dimensions:
cm: Width 70cm, Height 40cm
inches: Width 27.6in, Height 15.7in
Care Instructions: Spot clean or delicate cold hand-wash only
image Mustard Yellow
image Sandstone

Process

The Ariadne Cushion collection takes its name from the Greek mythological heroine who used a thread to help her lover, Theseus, to escape the Minotaur's Labyrinth. Handwoven on a floor loom, Maria combines a range of traditional weaving techniques and uses natural, sustainable materials to construct the fabric. Her colour palette is formed by mixing undyed yarns, which produce unique colour combinations.
The Maker Maria Sigma Textile Artist - London

Maria Sigma is a textiles designer and specialist hand-weaver who grew up in Greece surrounded by hand-made textiles. After completing her degree in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and receiving investment support from The Prince's Trust and Virgin Start-Up Scheme, Maria went on to establish her London studio space. Particularly influenced by the innovative work of Sheila Hicks and minimalist designs of Anni Albers, Maria aims to highlight the importance of weaving through everyday, functional textiles.