Image: Coban Rugs.
With the launch of Issue 92: Comfort, we have opened our latest competitions, with prizes from Coban Rugs, Madder Studio and Romney Marsh Wool. Visit our Competitions page to enter until 15th February 2020.
Win a Coban Rugs runner
Memories from his childhood in the Black Sea region came flooding back when Vedat Demiralp spied a remarkable rug on a friend’s floor whilst visiting Turkey twelve years ago. He was reminded of the rugs woven from goat hair, painstakingly handmade, that were so important to Turkish rural culture. Since then he has founded Coban Rugs and dedicated himself to reviving and refining the designs and reintroducing the skills. He began hiring the best weavers to make them for him, and while remaining completely loyal to the original concept he has fine-tuned their production.
Win a Romney Marsh Wools blanket
Established in 2008, Romney Marsh Wools is owned and run by Kristina & Paul Boulden and is based on the family farm on the Romney Marsh, Kent, where they have a flock of 1,200 Romney ewes & 150 Merino ewes. Romney Marsh Wools was born through a firm belief in raising the awareness of all the benefits wool can bring via a wide range of products. All Romney Marsh Wool products are made using their own Romney wool, in the UK, including throws, cushions, hats, scarves, toiletries, gifts, yarn, raw wool and much more.
Win two Madda Studio cushions
All the textiles that Madda Studio produces are carefully crafted to yield one-of-a-kind, timeless pieces. Each cushion is created from the wool of the Chiapa sheep, a breed that has evolved over 500 years in the highlands of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The wool is hand-spun by Mayan women on pre-Hispanic drop spindles. This technique produces an irregularity to the yarn which gives each cushion a unique texture. The natural nuances of the wool range from very dark coffee through beige and gray tones to creams and whites. The tactile and visual richness of the textiles is due to the variety of subtleties of the yarns available at the time of shearing. Master weavers weave the cushions in Chiapas and Oaxaca on pedal looms.
Find more information and online entry forms at our Competitions page.