Commissioned by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland for Irish Design 2015 the Téadra Rug Collection is a collaboration between Claire Anne O’Brien and Ceadogán Rugs.

Téadra Rug is made with chunky felted wool using varying pile heights and contrasting tuft techniques to create a rich and tactile relief surface.

Ceadogán Rugs are a family run business situated in an eighteenth century farmyard overlooking Bannow Bay Estuary in Co. Wexford. Dedicated to the craft, over the last 25 years Ceadogán’s skills and experience have established them as Irelands leading rug makers, working with local spinners and dyers to source the finest wools for their rugs. Embracing a collaborative approach to design with a range of leading Irish designers and artists, their latest collaboration with Claire Anne O’Brien sees Ceadogán expand their striking portfolio further to explore the three-dimensional possibilities of tufting.

The Téadra Rug was inspired by drawings of patterns found in Claire Anne’s three-dimensional fabrics, and developed with Ceadogán Rugs through a process of sampling with yarns and tufting techniques at the workshop in Wexford.

Téadra is a tufted rug made with 100% felted, undyed wool in 18mm cut pile and 8mm loop pile. Materials: 100% wool, felted. Chunky 3/ply, L: 2m x W: 1.29m,13.5kgs approx.

Available to purchase from Ceadogán Rugs

photography: Matthew Booth