A creative collaboration between Roger Oates Design + A Rum Fellow.
A journey in colour, taken together.
A fantasy of travel through colour escapism with a focus on structure and composition, the culmination of a two year adventure uniting two designers. This collaboration explores global representations of colour as a form of expression, reimagining traditional weaving and embroidery techniques to find a shared creative identity, steeped in heritage.
With colour and composition at its core, this bold collection sees the introduction of a woven diamond pattern. Four designs introduce ten vibrant new hues to our heritage palette to create a contemporary collection full of energy and excitement.
A statement making design which introduces a new diamond stripe amongst herringbone and rib sections. A design with energy and impact where patterned elements appear to sit on top of one another, framed by a striking border.
A re-working of a weaver’s favourite ‘Orkney (c.1994)’, traditionally designed to use up leftover yarn. A wide spectrum of multicolour in both vivid and pastel tones. This design works well as a backdrop of intricate stripes when hand-seamed together for rugs and wall-to-wall areas. Named after the multifaceted, kaleidoscopic nature of the colours found in precious stones.
The starting point for the collection, this pattern quickly became a vehicle for colour. Both designers discovered they had simultaneously sketched versions of this bold ‘strike-through’ pattern, and spent two years refining these final colourways, each with seven tones delicately balanced across the width. A contrasting rib background elevates vividly coloured and evenly spaced stripes, woven using a new diamond structure.
Inspired by A Rum Fellow’s ‘Ipala Stripe’ fabric, with the footprint of the Roger Oates classic ‘Croft’ runner, this understated border design cleverly combines multiple shades of the same colours to create a nuanced yet highly textured design. A subtle border is created where the density of colour falls and builds at the edge, bringing a quiet definition to the design.