Mourne Textiles

Textile Designer from Down

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Mourne Textiles is a family business started in the 1940s at the foot of the beautiful Mourne mountains by the Norwegian design pioneer Gerd Hay-Edie.

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Tweed Emphasise Blanket

€253.50

by Mourne Textiles

A fabric designed by Gerd Hay-Edie and made famous by Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly as part of her 1956 Spring collection, the Tweed Emphasize throw is an exquisite example of mid-century style. Using 'wild' spun yarn from Donegal which produces a highly textured, dappled appearance, each woven throw is completely unique, durable and rich in heritage.

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Mended Tweed Cushion - Monochrome V

€188.50

by Mourne Textiles

An unusual weave, the cloth acquires it's tactile, organic quality from 'wild' traditionally spun Pure Merino Donegal yarn. The Mended Tweed Black and White design was part of the Irish bedspread collection supplied to Hille during the 1960's

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Mended Tweed Cushion - Monochrome IV

€188.50

by Mourne Textiles

An unusual weave, the cloth acquires it's tactile, organic quality from 'wild' traditionally spun Pure Merino Donegal yarn. The Mended Tweed Black and White design was part of the Irish bedspread collection supplied to Hille during the 1960's.

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Shaggy Dog Cushion

€221

by Mourne Textiles

The highly acclaimed Shaggy Dog Tweed, designed and handwoven for Sybil Connolly's 1956 Winter collection turned heads when it made it's debut as a black tweed clutch coat lined with white satin.

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Tweed Emphasize Scarf - Black and White - Narrow

€91.40

by Mourne Textiles

Our luxurious scarves blend soft merino wool, silk and cashmere, perfect for keeping you snug and the cold at bay. The colours and textures draw inspiration from the landscape surrounding our workshop at the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. Gently muted tones mix with flecks and flashes of complementary and contrasting colours. The range is woven on vintage shuttle looms, almost a century old, that create a rich weave and woven selvedge. 30cm x 200cm.

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Hand Woven Coasters

€7.80 - €31.20

by Mourne Textiles

Created by Gerd Hay-Edie and used by designer Robin Day for Hille in 1951, the Mourne Check was to become a signature fabric widely used for much of his furniture during his ten year period designing for the brand.

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Mourne Mist Cushion

€95

by Mourne Textiles

This range comes in an eclectic range of colours. These colours were inspired by yarn ends that we discovered in Gerd Hay-Edie's archives, in our workshop store room.

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Tweed Emphasize Scarf - Monochrome II - Wide

€165.66

by Mourne Textiles

This Tweed Emphasize Scarf is made from 100% merino wool and is wonderfully soft, tactile and enveloping. Designed by Mourne Textiles's founder Gerd Hay-Edie, it is an exquisite example of mid-century style. In 1956 Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly used this fabric as part of her Spring Collection. 80cm x 200cm.

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Tweed Emphasize Blanket in Smokey Blue

€220

by Mourne Textiles

A fabric designed by Gerd Hay-Edie and made famous by Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly as part of her 1956 Spring collection, the Tweed Emphasize throw is an exquisite example of mid-century style.

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Tweed Emphasize Neck Warmer - Graphic Red

€62.84

by Mourne Textiles

Our Neck Warmers blend soft merino wool, silk and cashmere. Gently muted tones mix with flecks and flashes of complementary and contrasting colours. The practical two-loop design is easy to wrap twice around your neck to keep the warmth in and draughts out. These versatile pieces are perfect for cycling and ski-ing or for creating an understated stylish look. 30cm x 130cm (circumference).

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Mourne Blazer - Black and White

€162.50

by Mourne Textiles

This durable wool, cotton and linen mix is carefully handwoven on the Kentish looms originally imported in the 1950's, with colours matched from original heritage palettes.

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Using traditional weaving techniques and custom-made handlooms, Hay-Edie and her staff created rugs and fabric for mid-century design icons Robin Day and Terence Conran. Their hand-woven Shaggy Dog tweed brought Mourne to the attention of the fashion world, where they continue to innovate from their Irish-Scandinavian roots. As Hay-Edie put it “out of the past flows the future."

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Mountains of Heritage

Irish heritage brand Mourne Textiles is a family business started in the 1940s in a workshop at the foot of the beautiful Mourne mountains in Co. Down by Norwegian design pioneer Gerd Hay-Edie, using traditional weaving techniques on custom-made handlooms.