Irish wool is an enduring natural fiber that is carbon friendly and renewable. No animal must die for its production and the wools that Rhyme Studio uses are high quality, soft yarns. During our years of research for truly authentic and sustainable materials to create a new design collection with, Irish wool distinguished itself as a hardy and incredibly durable yarn that not only represents a piece of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world but is perfectly suited as a material for carpet or wall coverings.

Rhyme Studio fleece is sent for processing and spinning to a seventeenth century mill, one of the last surviving traditional woolen mills in Ireland. From there it travels on to another historic mill when it is dyed by hand using natural, non toxic dyes and spun onto the skein. Finally the yarns are delivered to our farmhouse studio in rural Ireland where they are tufted meticulously to exact specifications by the hand of our master craftsman.

The current commercial market for Irish wool is sadly in an abysmal state as Irish farmers can now barely justify the expense of shearing their sheep. Long before the advent of a human health crisis, international sale prices had plummeted but since Covid-19, an environmental tragedy now unfolds as markets collapse and Irish farmers dump freshly shorn wool that few merchants are willing to buy.

A considerable amount of this Irish wool is dense, durable, renewable and a highly water resistant natural resource with exceptional value as carpeting. With a growing rug & tapestry collection requiring a minimum content of 80% Irish wool, Rhyme Studio combines a sustainable material with experimental and sculptural design form, skilled colour palettes and quality craftsmanship.

The company strives to draw attention to environmental waste and save quality carbon friendly Irish wool fiber from landfill by turning it into customizable surfacing that offers a variety of interior benefits including noise and allergen reduction, comfort and warmth. Rhyme Studio designs illustrate that Irish wool should not only be viewed as a precious resource worthy of many applications but as a luxurious, high quality and enduring material that creates a timeless heirloom underfoot.

Irish wool is beautiful.

RHYME RUGS

Composed of the finest traditionally spun pure Irish wool and tufted by hand in Ireland, the Rhyme Studio Rug collection is a celebration of classical to contemporary graphic and sculptural forms and a testament to the quality of Irish craftsmanship.


On a mission to breathe unique form, color and sustainability into the world of rug design, Rhyme Studio sources its Irish wool from the spectacular west coast of Ireland. It is then processed at a 300 year old woolen mill and hand dyed using non toxic dyes by a 200 year old woolen mill before it is tufted into carpet at our rural Irish farmhouse studio.


The OM Series is inspired by a 1600 year old alphabet called Ogham and employs the wonderfully rich deep brown wool of the Irish black sheep Zwartbles. Known for monumental inscriptions on standing stones, Ogham was in use long before the arrival of Latin to Ireland. Also called the tree alphabet, some believe it was created by druids and scholars as a secret form of communication and its mysterious letters came to represent ancient Irish tree and plant species.



Other collections include the debut limited edition Insula Series inspired by 7th Century Irish art and illuminated manuscripts. Often referred to as the age of saints and scholars, this era was considered a golden age for the arts in Ireland. Trinity is an avant garde study of triangular forms and rich colours. Considered one of the strongest forms known to nature and one of the most perfect, the triangle is a powerful and multi-layered symbol. A fourth design series entitled Modernity will debut in Autumn 2020. Visit our COLLECTION page for more details or email us at inquiries@rhymestudio.com for pricing, specifications and availability.
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