Monday, 5 October 2009

Our Irish Linen adventure...

My goodness today was a good day!

After a huge amount of searching, deliberating and hard work, Ryan and I finally tracked down an amazing supplier for our linen - which we are using to back our beautiful scatter cushions, table runners and eventually, place mats and more...

We wanted to source fabric that was locally produced in Northern Ireland, and a true Irish Linen, as supporting local business, and in the process, getting to use the finest quality of products is hugely important to us!

In addition to finding the perfect product, we were also beyond delighted to be given such fantastic attention by the lovely staff at the company - and enjoyed hours of looking through rolls and rolls of stunning fabric, flicking through sample books and fondling fabric of the most lovely quality and handle that makes it's way all over the world and to some very famous design houses to boot...

Here are some snaps of our adventure!
I am so excited already just thinking about the next one ;)

We are now one step closer, and truly, our excitement just continues to build!!

The next stage?... cutting our patterns... but we also have some more fabric shots to share and our packaging development too... so stay tuned!

Here are some links of interest all about Irish Linen and the standards needed to gain the famous label!



Vivienne Percy said...

This proves that determination to find just the right product always wins out! How wonderful to have proper Irish Linen for this project. The level of service received and the quality of the product can only be a good thing long term. The colours are amazing. Well done....

**Lisa** said...

hi guys this looks lovely. Those colours are so gorgeous i didn't even realize that those kind of vibrant colours were available in irish linen....swoon!
Do they sell on line??? Would love to turn into a guna deas! (nice dress in irish!)
Can't wait also to see what ye make with gorgeous fabrics ye created they really are lovely. Oh good on u 4supporting local, although sometimes i find fabric limited and very expensive in ireland but it is worth it if the quality is superior. Ye most be learning so much as ye go. I will def be watching this space!

Anonymous said...

you may or may not know how absolutely delighted i am for you 2! your enthusiasm and love scream off the page and makes me feel giddy with joy! well done my beautiful abigail!!! and ryan, we look forward to meeting you soon.
love from london, c and the girls. x