We believe in quality of design, workmanship and materials
Lizzy Ashard and Stephen Morgan
the company’s co-founders and designers first met at The Central School of Art and design in London. After careers in stage and TV design, products design, ceramics and lecturing we met again in Somerset where we have both settled with our families. Inspired by an enthusiasm for design, colour, contemporary design and craft we decided to set up our own company – MORGAN ASHARD – designing and making fine carpets.
We have spent several years researching the best materials and makers and now have a great relationship with a wonderful Rugmark accredited maker in Kathmandu and an expert dyer who used non toxic, non allergenic and environmentally friendly dyes. We design and make our carpets using a combination of age old techniques and modern computer technology, the best of both worlds.
There are several collections of carpets – inspired by Georgian woodblock prints, architecture, textiles, rock formations and whatever catches our eye. Each design is sampled and refined before being added to the collection.
We use the finest Tibetan wool which is traditionally hand carded and hand spun. The yarn is then dyed using vegetable or mineral dyes giving the finished carpets a natural abrash and lustre with great depth of colour. There are natural variations within each colour and no two carpets are exactly the same. The particularly long staple of the wool combined with hand knotting at 100 knots per inch makes our carpets both hardwearing and beautiful. Pure silk yarns are used to accent the designs for additional lustre.
Each one of our carpets is individually handmade, with a range of designs that fit seamlessly into both contemporary and traditional interiors. We also offer a bespoke service for a particular project.
We believe that a well designed rug or carpet, beautifully executed by skilled makers using the best materials will give enormous pleasure to the owner and will last a lifetime.
Please contact us if you’d like a brochure or further information and you are welcome to visit our showroom in near Bath by appointment.
Tel numbers: 0044(0)1373813242 or 0044(0)1761436926
VAT No. 904 1827 41 Reg. no. 0566 1838
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