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Walls, Hedgerows and Other Boundaries

11/20/2020

With small children at home and our local preschool back to remote learning this week, we’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries. There are the boundaries between work life and home life. There are the boundaries between being a parent and also trying to be an adult human. 

Some have completely faded while we Zoom with bedhead at the kitchen table. Others, like being limited to our home and the woods that surround us, feel restrictive as the weather turns dark and stormy. 

When watching new episodes of The Crown this week, we were struck by scenes of the British countryside and by a sense of grief for our limited ability to travel and to be with friends and family - especially this time of year.

To feed that wanderlust, above and below are some images of the stone walls and hedgerows we photographed when last visiting family in the Cotswolds. The interlocking shapes of these dry-stacked limestone walls that trace the historical boundaries of the land - many of which are 500 years old - are what originally inspired our Walling Rug.

Our Walling Rug is our largest and most complex in design and fabrication. It is a mix of natural undyed Canadian wool and Sunbrella fibers. Each rug is made to order in New England in a family-owned mill. In terms of process, we create drawings and full-scale templates of each shape in our studio and map out how they fit together - like a giant jigsaw puzzle. 

The palette for this rug was also inspired by the English countryside, but as each piece is a one-off, custom color combinations and proportions are always possible. When working with clients, we can start a design based on overall square footage or work with a detailed furniture plan to accommodate every aspect of a space.

As with all of our braided rugs, if you have dimensions that you would like to price out or yarn samples that you would like to see, please let us know.

We are thinking of all of you and hope you are safe and well. 

 
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