Affordable, traditional woven cotton tickings; striped, checked and patterned natural fabrics, the majority of which are made in the UK & Europe plus a huge choice of 100% linen fabrics in a variety of weights and colours. Their range includes lining fabrics, curtain poles and haberdashery so you can start curtain-making with all the sundries you need for the job and, if you want them to make for you, a dedicated website explaining the ordering process with a great gallery of examples. Tinsmiths’ upholstery fabrics are all tested for durability and include wool plaids, herringbones and heavyweight linens for traditional fixed upholstery and for loose covers. Tinsmiths’ Ledbury shop hold stock and provide a free on-line sampling service to make sure the customer gets exactly what they require.
Blithfield is an elegant collection of home furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, founded in 1997 by Anne Dubbs and Liz Downing. The collection is known for its extensive range of beautifully colored printed and woven designs, the majority of which are based on archival documents. Blithfield’s lovely designs are at home in both contemporary and traditional settings. The Blithfield collection includes Peggy Angus’s designs. Peggy Angus, 1904-1993, was a notable English artist and teacher, who created tile and wallpaper designs in the mid 20th century. The Spencer Collection is the latest range of fabric and wallpaper designs from Blithfield.
Cloth & Clover’s designer Tania McIvor looks to the past when designing her fabric range, in particular to antique printed textiles and traditional arts and crafts. The fabrics have a rustic prettiness and are evocative of the faded comfort of historic country house interiors. Keen to support British craftsmanship, Cloth & Clover’s designs are printed in England on a Scottish linen base cloth.
Coromandel has supplied exceptional hand-embroidered crewel fabric for over 35 years. A corporate member of the Historic Houses Association, customers include the National Trust, members of the LPOC and SPAB, retail clients and designers listed in House & Garden's Top 100. Fabrics are handmade in limited quantities using artisan methods and 100% natural fibres. The Contemporary Collection features white embroidery on neutral grounds and the Heritage Collection features multicoloured embroidery in motifs based on Elizabethan and Jacobean designs. Plain hand-loomed background fabrics are similar in texture to linen and are available in cream, ecru and slate. Free swatches or returnable samples available on request.
Dora Fabrics' mission is to provide beautiful, handmade natural fabrics made in a manner kind to the environment, using natural dyes, water-based inks and pure, natural linen. Created in her studio in the South Downs by pattern-maker and printer Sarah Burns, natural dyes are harvested locally and graphic patterns are inspired by the Downs, ancient tracks and villages nearby. You can also contact Dora Fabrics if you would like to commission a bespoke design; and view the website for dates and details of workshops in pattern making, natural dying and other fascinating subjects.
A carefully curated collection of beautifully printed fabrics and wallpapers from a group of highly talented artisan designers who work on their collections with huge artistic input and love. All of the collections are in natural fabrics – 100% cotton or 100% linen and many of the designs can be printed on linen if requested. Several of the designers in the collections have stripes including reversible tickings and lightweight cottons that can be used as decorative linings.
Ian Sanderson Fabrics has been designing and producing fabric for upholstery and soft furnishings since 1962. Their collections are inspired by modern day living with bold explorations into historical and traditional designs. Classic linens are featured alongside sumptuous velvets, and a solid core of plain and semi plain fabrics are complemented by an eclectic range of elaborate prints and weaves, ranging from contemporary geometrics to traditional tickings. Recent launches include the Bylina Collection, inspired by the opulence of Russian classics such as Dr Zhivago, and the Appleshaw Collection which has a strong French influence and comprises natural linens, wools, jute and embroidery in a palette of country colours.
Classic French florals and Oriental inspired designs are Kate’s signature looks, all printed on pure linen in England, along with a small collection of beautiful plains, velvets and cottons, complementing the wider range of patterned and striped linens. Sold by the metre or made up into cushions and lampshades and more. Also handmade floral wallpapers printed in England, to accompany the Kate Forman fabric range.
Lewis & Wood was established 25 years ago by Stephen Lewis and interior designer Joanna Wood.The company is renowned for it’s bold botanical and floral designs, Toile de Jouy, a stunning range of colourful printed velvets, plain linen taffetas and merino wool. Recent launches include the V&A archive-inspired ‘Spitalfields Collection’, which offers a contemporary interpretation of 17th century Huguenot artists work as fabric and wallpaper, the ‘Eastern Promise’ linen collection, which was inspired by the magnificent textiles and ceramics of the Middle East and Central Asia, and a new collaboration with textile collector Susan Deliss to produce ‘Batik’ - an exotic weave in 10 jewel colourways.
Soane's collection of plain and patterned fabrics are woven and printed in British mills and workshops. Their experts employ traditional methods, such as block and screen printing, perfected over generations, to create fine quality fabrics with the timeless appeal and atmosphere of antique textiles. Each Soane fabric has been inspired by pieces in Lulu Lytle's own personal collection of antique, decorative textiles, art and jewels. The Image shown is Dianthus Chintz Lapis on Silk.
Traditional striped deckchair fabrics in 100% woven cotton in 45cm (18") wide widths. Plus wider 150cm widths - ideal for curtains, blinds and upholstery. Both widths are available in a great selection of strong striped designs with pattern on both sides. Plus hammocks, hammock chairs, traditional wooden-framed garden shelters, windbreaks, sun hats, cushions, aprons, childrens aprons, toddlers aprons, ovengloves, tea towels, beach bags - all made out of the fabrics.
Tissus d'Helene is a haven for textile and wallpaper designers from England, France, Italy, Belgium and America, whose belief is to maintain the highest standards in their craft. There are beautiful linens from Volga Linen Company, Nicole Fabre, Blithfield & Co, Sequana, Suzanna Davis, Rose Tarlow, Souveraine, Lisa Fine Textiles, Peter Dunham Textiles and others. Also prints, velvets, Italian and English silks, appliqué and embroidery. Since many of these textiles are printed, woven or embroidered to order, a lot of custom work is undertaken. Pictured are hand-dyed linens from Adam Bray.