Shirley makes vibrantly coloured, textured pillows that have become treasured accents in the homes and cottages of many Londoners. She weaves the covers on a 45” Dutch countermarch floor loom in her home studio beside the river in historic Blackfriars. Shirley works from an attic full of wool, silk, llama, alpaca and camel that comes from all over the world – some hand spun and hand dyed – and she has many new colours this year from which to choose.
Her pillows come in two sizes – 18 by 25 inches and 18 by 18 inches – and the covers have zippers for easy hand washing. Each pillow takes about 10 hours to craft and they make wonderful wedding presents for those couples who have everything! Gift certificates are also available.