VELVET MATTERS has it’s own youtube channel with OTHER PRODUCT VIDEOS HERE.
In the end, it’s the hand-painted pillow designs that draw you to an Annyta Lolyta handmade pillow. The circular, spiral-like, free-hand design of Azara has such an intriguing appeal. Like Abutilon and Tussilago, Azara draws you in with its eye-catching design. Annyta developed this artistic process of actually painting on velvet and brings out such lovely creations. They are inspired artwork in hand-painted pillow form. Like all of her plant-named creations, Azara has five bands of contrasting colors interwoven in a field of vivid velvet.
Made of changeant or shot silk velvet, this hand-painted pillow gives off a two-tone effect in the light. Each hand-painted cushion in Velvet Matters is a unique expression of Annyta’s artistry.
Take a look at Annyta’s other handmade, hand-painted and/or hand-printed velvet cushions HERE.
All Velvet Matters products are handmade in the Netherlands by Annyta. Since 1995, she has been making exclusive, hand-printed scarves and other fashion accessories. The Velvet Matters webshop now brings Annyta’s specialized velvet accessories to the world.
Annyta’s speciality is printing on velvet, a craft that she learned in England and has developed and refined ever since. She has a distinct style, combining different fabrics with a wonderful sense of color and form. Each handmade velvet cushion is an original work of art.
Annyta’s subtle use of shading becomes even more pronounced because of the material that she uses. Made with changeant or shot silk velvet, this extremely soft material gives a two-tone effect so that the contrasting colors interact and intermingle in the light to give a depth to any setting.
Through a process that she developed as an artist, Annyta uses the two-tone effect of the changeant velvet to allow different shades of the same colors to contrast and blend with the others. Her artistry in color is highlighted by the beautiful two-color effect of this luxurious material as it reflects light.
Our velvet is made of 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool and 30% polyester fiber.
NOTE #1: Our cushions are filled with down feathers. If you want to buy just the cushion cover with no fill or substitute another type of fill, please contact us.
Note #2: Velvet Matters products become more alive and beautiful with age. But please protect them. Even though we use the highest high quality changeant or shot-silk velvet, prolonged exposure to bright sunlight might cause some fading or discolouring. For maintenance tips see the FAQ.
Note #3: Just like dating-site photographs, our Velvet Matters cushion colours might look just a little different in reality. But don’t worry, unlike dating sites, our velvet cushions are always even more beautiful in real life – it’s just that maybe, once in a while, they might look a little different from the web photos.