Thread and Mercury – Yasmeen Mocharrafie-Laouira

08 July

Have a look at one of the latest designers to start using Appletons Wool – Yasmeen Mocharrafie-Laouira- Yasmeen spent 15 years working as a fashion designer for high street brands. During this time, she continued to develop her love for textiles by creating her own tapestry projects, experimenting with colour and stitching. ‘Thread and Mercury’ was established in 2020 to enable others to make her new and contemporary designs to put into their own homes.

Yasmeen’s beautiful tapestry designs are influenced by graphic design, showing a love for nature and style. As with fashion, Yasmeen finds her inspiration from what’s on trend, but keeping a timeless element. Yasmeen has exciting plans for the future, for large and small kits that can be made into cushions or framed pictures.


There are two large kits available to buy on Etsy – ‘The Toucan’ and ‘The Cactus’. These designs are printed onto 10 hpi zweigart canvas and supplied with Appletons crewel wool, needle and full instructions. Yasmeen is conscious about the environment and has kept her packaging plastic free, using recycled materials. Everything is sourced locally to support UK businesses.