At Wild Earth Yarns, we are bursting with pride as we embark on an exciting new blog series that showcases the remarkable clients we have the privilege to contract spin for throughout New Zealand.
Today, we're thrilled to shine the spotlight on McLean and Co., who have continuously inspired us with their passion for exceptional textiles and unwavering commitment to craftsmanship.
McLean & Co. is a dynamic duo comprising Rod and Sue McLean, dedicated New Zealanders who embody a love for tradition, craftsmanship, and conscious living. McLean & Co specialise in the art of weaving and stitching exceptional fabrics using locally sourced NZ wool.
Preserving, utilising, and promoting the Hattersley Domestic Weaving System holds a special place in the hearts of Rod and Sue.
This exceptional system comprises three cast iron looms and a warping mill that are skill-fully operated by hand and feet. Notably, the Hattersley Weaving system utilised by McLean & Co. stands as the sole one in Australasia and quite possibly the sole remaining intact original system worldwide.
This historical weaving technique possesses immense significance, and the couple is dedicated to not only sharing its rich heritage but also safeguarding its future.
When you make the decision to invest in a McLean & Co product, you are purchasing a part of textile history. Each piece is a fusion of timeless elegance and classic design, making it a cherished addition to any space for years to come.
To explore their beautiful products or learn more about their design philosophy, head over to their website here.