My name is Abi and I am the designer/maker of all the products at Fox Murray Home. Each cushion is handmade at my kitchen table using skills I learned as a child and have re-taught myself in later years.
In my career as a buyer for interiors designers, I found that more and more cheap, printed cushions were becoming available which referenced patchwork and applique techniques that previously took time and love (and sometimes a community) to make. I noticed that these patterns and styles were now being crudely imitated and sold in plastic-based fabrics and it made me sad that the heritage of these techniques were being lost to machines. It also made me question how and where these textiles were being made that meant they could be sold at such low prices, and it concerned me that it was impossible to ascertain the environmental and social impact of producing these textiles in high volume.
I therefore set about designing a range of cushions that are handcrafted authentically using the techniques of patchworking and applique, and are entirely handmade in natural fabrics, such as 100% wools, and cotton/ linens. These fabrics are not only beautiful, strong and luxurious to the touch, but are also bio-degradable once their use comes to an end.
I have worked on creating designs that reference traditional shapes and have been updated in style and colour, to sit comfortably in the contemporary home, whether modern or traditional.
I love working with fabric to create patterns in patchwork and applique, as it means every piece is considered and cut individually and pieced to the next to create something unique and wonderful. Although it takes time to work in this way, I believe it adds integrity to the story of the piece. Every cushion made has been done with passion and each will be slightly different to the last.
I love to work on bespoke and custom pieces and if you don't quite find what you're looking for, please contact me and I would love to work with you on creating something bespoke for your home, that is truly yours alone.
Thank you for stopping by,
Abigail Fox Murray
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