Maggie Blanket I

Hollie Ward
Maggie Blanket I by Hollie Ward forms part of a collection that responds to a series of texts and novels that depict strong female protagonists, exclusive to The New Craftsmen. Hollie has interpreted landscapes of feeling evoked by these novels into texture, composition and colour; creating a vivid representation that reflects her own internal visual and emotional world. This blanket is named after the author Maggie O’Farrell and her creation of strong female protagonists. The whole collection has been woven from the surplus stock of wool yarns, including Shetland wool and British cashmere, to form contrasting textures across each piece. The block indigo and fringed tartan are traditional whilst hinting at a rebellious, modern-punk sensibility; perfectly embodying the strong characters who inspire her. With each piece, the hope is that they will be passed down through generations - repaired, cherished and loved. This blanket compliments the Maggie cushions.

Material: Lambswool, wool and cashmere
cm: Width 96cm, Height 183cm (196cm with tassels)
inches: Width 37.8in, Height 72in (77.2in 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.