Wiltshire-based Amy has her eye-catching rugs made in a cottage workshop in Bhadohi, near Varanasi, an area of India known for its rug-making skills. She set up the company in 2006 after studying History of Art at the University of East Anglia. Using hand-dyed wool and viscose, each design is hand-knotted on a vertical loom using a Nepalese weave. Her designs are fresh and contemporary, and range from pretty floral patterns to stronger herringbones. There’s also a colourful collection of designs for children’s rooms, which includes daisies and goldfish. She’s happy to create
rugs to any custom design for clients.
(07979 594651;www.amykent.co.uk) Amy Kent rugs
Amy Kent Lobelia rug (5ft by 7.5ft), £1,074
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