Sonya Winner creates graphic, vibrant and original rugs. She is fascinated by exploring the design possibilities of knotting and tufting with wool. “There are so many ways to create original pieces working with texture, pile height, weaving techniques, yarn type and the overall shape of the design – it’s a very exciting medium”, Sonya says. How does she work? She finds a calm place, puts on some peaceful jazz and immerses herself in her library and sketches books full of ideas she have jotted down. This helps her to eliminate all other distractions and allows the creativity to flow. All the rugs are hand made which means all processes involved in manufacturing the carpet are done manually – they believe that this adds another layer of beauty to the final product and also means each piece is never identical to another.

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Sonya creates the rugs in her Hampstead studio with her small team, working on a number of new designs each year, in addition to limited edition series.
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Wool yarn is the main material for the majority of our carpets: New Zealand and Tibetan wool. Depending on the design they also use silk or bamboo silk.
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Once the yarn and graph are ready, cotton threads are vertically warped in the loom to provide the base over which the carpet is woven. The length of warp is adjusted to the desired length of the carpet.

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