Introducing Iconic Textiles by Deborah Toner
June 06 2019 – Nadia Coburn
We are very excited to introduce these exquisite pieces by Deborah Toner to our product line up for Woollinn 2019. We have worked closely with Deborah to create some beautiful custom pieces, featuring iconic Dublin landmarks.
Belfast based designer Deborah Toner has a background in Architecture. She uses her architectural drawing skills to create beautiful embroidered pieces for the home. All machine stitched on locally woven and dyed Irish Linen sourced from Flax Mill Textiles, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland.
Originally inspired by buildings and landmarks of Belfast, Deborah began to draw a range of images, which she then machine embroidered to form her first collection. A Belfast Skyline, the City Hall, the Albert Clock, Samson and Goliath – later expanding to feature key architecture from Dublin and beyond.
We have worked closely with Deborah to create two beautiful custom pieces of iconic Dublin landmarks. The first is a 30cm square cushion embroidered with the façade of The Powerscourt Townhouse, in which This is Knit is located and the Townhouse Yarns brand was born.
Then, to tie in with the Woollinn Festival logo, Deborah re-interpreted the Ha’Penny Bridge design and applied it to the sweetest lavender sachets – perfect for popping in among your most precious skeins.
To complete the range we’re also featuring one of Deborah’s original designs – the Dublin Skyline. This design includes the Poolbeg Chimneys, the H'apenny Bridge, the Guinness Factory, the GPO, the Dublin Spire, Dublin Castle, the Samuel Beckett Bridge, and Trinity College.
These beautiful textiles will go on sale at the This is Knit Stand (No. 1) at Woollinn on June 14 and 15th.