Object of Desire: The Mended Tweed cushion — Monochrome — IV by Mourne Textiles

The Mended Tweed Cushion — Monochrome — IV by Mourne Textiles is covered with a black and white tweed fabric designed by Mourne Textiles’ founder Gerd Hay-Edie for acclaimed Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly's 1956 Spring collection.



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The fabrics, created by the company for Sybil Connolly, caused quite a stir on the fashion circuit and were described by journalist, author and erstwhile Vogue columnist and Harper’s Bazaar editor Anne Scott-James (Lady Lancaster) thus:  "Here comes the girl in a suit in a completely new tweed. The threads are enormous, the weave as clumsy as bad darning, but the fabric that looks so primitive is cunningly subtle and soft."

"The threads are enormous, the weave as clumsy as bad darning, but the fabric that looks so primitive is cunningly subtle and soft."​

The cloth is rustic in appearance yet wonderfully soft and tactile being spun from pure merino Donegal yarn. The Mended Tweed black and white design was part of the Irish bedspread collection supplied to the famous Hille furniture company in the UK during the 1960s.

A beautiful revival piece based on a product from one of the most creative and globally recognised eras Irish fashion design and textile production, the cushion (45cm x 45cm) is filled with duck feather and costs €188.50.

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