Handwoven wool Ireland

Handwoven by Nicola Gates


Olla Nua is a collection of handwoven woollen goods, made in Northern Ireland by designer and maker Nicola Gates. The collection expresses a passion for wool, with its ability to insulate and to felt; to comfort and protect. 

Olla Nua comes from the Irish words for 'new wool', reflecting Nicola's aim to use this natural, sustainable material in a modern, imaginative way.

Film by Simon & Lorna Mills of TACA, music by Carol Anne McGowan