Kate Cullum Design is a woven textile design studio specialising in traditional handwoven, tapestry & rug weaving techniques to create sustainable high craft products for the home.
Characterised by bold confident patterns Kate is inspired by the everyday shapes and patterns around her from the bold lines in architecture to the shapes and shadows created by landscapes. Each design starts as a drawing in her sketch book before being developed & meticulously executed.
Passionate about the environment she uses only natural materials sourced in the UK by British sheep farmers and has a zero tolerance on plastic!
Abstract and beautiful, a design perfect in its simplicity, using harmonious colours, each cushion is unique and hand crafted in the UK by craftswoman and designer Kate Cullum using pure wool from British mills & Berber wool from Morocco.
Kate takes her inspiration from many sources, from modern architecture and landscape to Ancient Greek temples to nomadic tribal folk art.
Kate hand makes every cover using the ancient technique of needle punching, pushing the yarn through the backing cloth using a hollow tunnel needle leaving tiny loops of wool. Each design takes between 8 and 12 hours to achieve.Each piece is unique and variations in color are intentional and unavoidable. We love the small imperfections that happen when a product is handmade
All made to order products are non refundable
Kate graduated in 2000 with a degree in Textile design & Weaving from Winchester School of Art after which she moved to London to work for a leading woven textile design studio designing woven textiles for the fashion and interior markets & travelling the world selling to clients such as Gap, Calvin Klein, Boden & Ralph Lauren to name a few!
After a short break to have her first child Kate went on to work for Debenhams and over the next 8 years designed the mens formal wear and shirting ranges before going it alone as a freelance designer with Debenhams & Tu at Sainsburys as her main clients.
A concern with the impact that the textile industry was having on the environment led Kate to design her own range of textiles with an emphasis on heritage & sustainability. Driven by todays mass produced throw away culture and the fact that our traditional crafts are fast disappearing there is now a movement dedicated to reviving these ancient crafts with slow living at its heart.