How about adding a huge statement piece to a room? These oversized Shakerley cushions certainly offer that 'something a little bit different' factor.
Unlike other Dunnknit Designs items I have chosen to add the beautiful Shetland Wool option along with the usual Merino Wool in order to make these Giant Floor Cushions by hand. The Shetland wool is fine, soft and silky to the touch with good, bulky down characteristics, ideal to use for a floor covering whereas the trusty Chunky Merino Wool once processed is simply stunning and is available in lots of different colours. These cushions are super thick and chunky and are made with daily living in mind. (Although Shetland Wool colours are limited to Natural White, Grey, Brown and Black there are over 100 Merino Wool colours available from the UK Mill I use so just message me if you've a specific colour in mind to match your decor.)
These oversized cushions are very tactile and cosy pieces that are irresistibly cuddly and touchable. Whether they be used as decorative pieces or as a cosy statement they would make a beautiful wedding gift, a special gift for a loved one or simply to add that something a little bit different to your own home. They're certainly a conversation starter...
The all over knitted cover is made from 100% Shetland Wool or 100% Hypoallergenic Merino Wool and is fastened with handmade wooden toggles at one end for the removal of the inner pad should you ever need to spot clean any spills etc.
Cushion Pad - Duck Feather Filled (Sourced from The Feather Company - A small family business based in Edinburgh, UK est 1969)
Complete Floor Cushion Measures approx
85cm x 85cm x30cm
Each Giant Cushion I make is hand made from unspun chunky Shetland or Merino wool which I knit using my giant crochet needle which my dear Dad (the wood turner) made for me from a beautiful piece of Ash. (He made the toggle fasteners too!) After each item is made up, I then process and finish each piece by hand to make it as durable as possible whilst still retaining the luxurious feel and texture that we associate with Shetland and Merino wool. This processing is a real labour of love but definitely worth the wait. (Please bear in mind that each one is slightly different due to the hand finish and natural wool)
Spot clean any spills and dry clean only when necessary. This is a handmade item made from unspun Shetland or Merino wool so just as with any woollen item, pilling may occur with heavy use, pilling is not a defect and can be gently trimmed accordingly.