Haleen Blanket II

Hollie Ward
Haleen Blanket II by textile artist Hollie Ward is a design named after her oldest friend. The blanket is part of her collection responding to female protagonists, beginning with literature and expanding into her own life. Hollie creates landscapes of feelings evoked by these characters into texture, composition and colour; creating a vivid representation that reflects her own internal visual and emotional world. Hollie is driven by the way relationships and attachments are formed with objects which we, as humans, cannot always fully understand. Striving to create pieces that will be treasured across generations, Hollie’s work has a timeless quality capturing memories and experiences for years to come. This 100% wool blanket is influenced by Hollie’s time spent on a residency in Iceland, working solely with local materials.

Material: Lambswool, wool and cashmere
cm: Width 105cm, Height 187cm (196cm with tassels)
inches: Width 41.3in, Height 73.6in (77.1in with tassels)
Care Instructions:: Spot clean with a damp cloth


This piece has been woven on a 4-shaft loom and then hand sewn to finish, using ends of warps to avoid any waste. A completely closed loop, the entire process involves no electricity and precipitates no waste, but is simply the product of Hollie’s physical interaction with the loom and the mindful approach she takes to all her work.
The Maker Hollie Ward Textile Weaver - London

Based in South East London, Hollie Ward creates one-off pieces handwoven from surplus yarn, as well as British and Icelandic wool. Having recently graduated with a First Class BA (hons) in Textile Crafts, specialising in woven fabrics, Hollie's first interiors collection has been developed exclusively for The New Craftsmen. Hollie draws inspiration from fabrics woven with history, and incorporates experimental elements into her work.