Wendy Morrison's interest in art and fashion began in her childhood, when she would spend time sketching outfits.
She studied fashion at the Scottish College of Textiles, and on graduation worked as a freelance fashion designer. It was a commission opportunity with Turnberry Rugs which later introduced her to the world of rug design.
Wendy formed her first company, ‘Rug Design Co.’ in 2004, designing and making bespoke rugs for interior designers, architects and residential customers. In 2014, she released an exclusive set of designs for John Lewis, which brought her designs to a wider audience.
An oriental influence is apparent in much of Wendy’s current work. This comes particularly from Japanese textiles where nature-inspired designs and narratives are very much in evidence. She also draws inspiration from seasonal colour and textures in nature, and from emerging trends in design.
Wendy believes that a good design balances beauty and functionality in equal measure, objects whose appearance brings joy to the viewer as well as being useful and long lasting.
All of Wendy’s rugs carry the GoodWeave label. GoodWeave is a global, Not-for-profit organisation which operates an international certification programme, working to end illegal child labour in the rug industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia.
We love the shimmering silvery tones and bright highlights of Wendy’s Mandela rug. With even the very best photographic equipment and expertise it is hard to appreciate the sheer beauty of this rug on a screen. It really is a vision to behold, and to step on barefoot.
Wendy’s Sunburst rug is so joyously colourful that it makes our hearts glow. It is a stunning centrepiece and the design is versatile enough to suit many interior styles.