Mary Blanket 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. 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 check pattern is both traditional whilst also hinting at a rebellious, modern-punk sensibility; perfectly embodying the strong characters found within these books. In this instance, Hollie references the character Mary from Daphne de Maurier’s 1936 novel, Jamaica Inn. With each piece, the hope is that they will be passed down through generations - repaired, cherished and loved.
Material: Cashmere, lambswool, shetland wool
Dimensions: Width: 110cm, Height: 190cm (210cm including tassels)
Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth