Authentic materials, rich texture and delicate design balance are core to our artisan heritage.
We believe in Good Design, that the products we make should be both beautiful and practical. We develop our flatweave with an ethos firmly rooted in heritage and craftsmanship, using experimentation in colour, pattern and texture to maintain a contemporary edge.
We are committed to using the best possible materials and are proud of our British production.
Our runners are woven in the UK on specially adapted Hattersley looms using our own specially developed 100% Wool yarn that is spun and dyed in Yorkshire.
A skilled team of craftspeople are involved at every stage of production, with all finishing done by hand. Staying true to traditional techniques keeps our designs tethered to the people and processes involved in their production.
“Our rugs and runners are timeless examples of both heritage and innovation.”
In the late 1980’s, the owners of a grand country residence approached Roger Oates and Fay Morgan with an historic flatwoven fragment they had discovered hidden under their floorboards.
These types of coverings, common in the 18th century were usually plain in colour and void of pattern. This unique piece, worn and heavily faded, revealed vibrant colour choice and deliberate pattern design. Instantly inspired, Roger and Fay began a journey that would see them develop Venetian Flatweave into the highly distinctive decorative floorcovering it is today.
Innovation in Design
Our very first runners were hand woven, before traditional Hattersley fabric looms were modified to weave the heavy wool flooring, retaining the distinctive hand-woven quality and selvedge. The captivating striped designs quickly became popular, re-inventing flatweave flooring for the 20th century.
Since then our story has evolved and while we continue to revisit our rich archives, our strong design focus and desire to experiment moves us forward, connecting our heritage with contemporary design for the homes of the 21st century.