How the cushions are made

love of weaving

Fur Baby cushions

Keep your precious pet’s memory alive with our beautiful, custom made cushions woven with your pet’s fur.

Materials

  • Cover material: Cotton, Fur, Velvet, Wool
  • Fill material: Feather

How your cushion is made

Our pets are our companions and come into our lives to make families complete.

Remember your pet forever.

Most of us have lots of beautiful and happy photos of our pets, but nothing compares to the feeling of holding a cushion that has been made with fur from your beloved pet.

I am a weaver of Saori (a Japanese style of weaving) and use a unique skill by taking fur collected (brushed or shaved) from animals made into yarn, and intuitively weave a unique creation of your beloved pet.

The next best time to collect the fur is now when your precious pet is energetic, healthy and happy. The second best time is when your pet is getting older. You realise that time is of the essence and a uniquely crafted pet fur cushion will be a beautiful keepsake.

Multiple steps and lots of love go into making your pet’s Fur Baby cushion.

The process begins with preparing the yarn. Disentangling, separating, cleaning and fluffing in preparation for spinning then takes place. The spinning itself is done by hand, using a wooden spinning wheel. The fibers are then twisted and wound onto a bobbin with the result being a continuous length of yarn. The yarn is then bundled, ready to be hand washed in hot water and dried.

Weaving the yarn also has multiple steps. The first step is making a warp of 250 threads. The warp is then wound onto the loom and positioned for weaving.

Weaving then begins and once completed, your very special woven pet memories are carefully cut from the loom.

Stitching your woven piece into a cushion is a precise, meticulous task.

Optimal fabric color and texture for the backing are selected to match your woven work of art. The correct inner cushion is then chosen.

Finally, your cushion is lovingly stitched to give you a highly professional, unique work of art for you to treasure for years to come.

Please note:

Fur needs to be at least 5 centimeters long to be able to spin. For short hair please contact via email.


Minimum weight is 250 grams.
Fur needs to be clean.
Cushion dimensions: 40cm x 50cm
Filling: Duck feathers
Care Instructions: Dry Clean Only
The woven cushion top and bottom borders will be tones of the color of your pet fur.

The price of a Fur Baby Cushion is $1579

Each unique piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Enquiries

To enquire about a Fur Baby cushion, please contact me using the contact us form or by email to dalia@loveofweaving.com.

%d bloggers like this: