Handmade pillow design – Breaking Waves I – SOLD


Breaking Waves I
colourful velvet cushion handpaintedcolourful velvet cushions handmade and handpainted


Breaking Waves I
Handmade Pillow Design – SOLD
€ 125

Our Handmade Pillow DESIGN- Breaking Waves I has it’s own YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE.
Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta brings in the North Sea in this hand-made pillow design. The sea is the most significant cultural element [besides the rain, perhaps] of the Dutch people. They are the world’s merchants, and have been so for centuries because of their skill with water. This four-banded delight not only features the competing blues of the sea, but the top band also shows streaks of light, as if the sun is breaking through on the North Sea.

It is Annyta’s artistry with velvet and color that allows her to bring such subtlety into her handmade pillow designs. She captured a similar feel in the companion Breaking Waves II.

Take a look at Annyta’s other handmade, hand-painted, embossed and/or hand-printed velvet cushions HERE.

Annyta’s gathering of all of her BLUE VELVET CUSHIONS can be found HERE.


40 x 40 cm; 15.7 x 15.7 inch; gray felt backing

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VELVET MATTERS has it’s own youtube channel with OTHER PRODUCT VIDEOS HERE.


Annyta’s gathering of all of her BLUE VELVET CUSHIONS can be found HERE.

Can you see the turbulence of the North Sea in this handmade pillow design? Does it look like the sun is shining through on the top right band? Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta’s skill with subtle hand-painted colors in velvet make her velvet cushions so appealing and so original.

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/stamping/painting/embossing on velvet, a craft that she learned in England two decades ago, and has developed and refined ever since. She has a distinct style, combining different fabrics with a wonderful sense of colour and form. Looking at the world around her with an eye for detail, Annyta is inspired by nature, art and everyday life. These make excellent gifts to yourself or those you love.

The material Annyta uses is “changeant” or shot silk velvet. It is known for its softness and durability, but it also gives off a two-tone effect, so the effect of each color is further intensified by the double reflections within the pillow.
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. 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.