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Cloth & Clovers 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 & Clovers designs are printed in England on a Scottish linen base cloth.
Studio 5, Fairbanks Studios, 75-81 Burnaby Street, London, , SW10 0NS
020 7803 237217
Interior designer Francois Gilles already well known for his vintage Moroccan rugs has launched a new range of woven to order contemporary Moroccan fabrics inspired by these rugs, particularly the Beni Ourain. There is also a new range of 'Merzouga' rugs woven in the desert in the south of Morocco from recycled wool and Francois also stocks a range of beautiful antique and one-off pieces of fabric that he has collected on his travels. His fabrics are available through George Spencer Designs.
By appointment 285 New King's Road, London, , SW6 4RD
020 7371 9255
Custom eclectic furniture. An example is the Custom Wing Chair pictured, a vintage 1970's wing chair recovered in a Soviet Cold War Great Coat, with deconstructed sides and back exposing chair frame and webbing. There's a flash red neck cover and front arm caps and brass tacks to the front edge. Pieces can be made using tweed velvet and felt from current fabric collections or customers own flame retardant fabrics.
By appointment , Saxmundham, Suffolk,
0788 768 0672
Handpainted by Kirsten, then digitally printed on velvet or linen in five colourways; suitable for curtains, cushions or upholstery, these exquisite fabrics are made in limited editions.
By appointment London, , , SW3
Min Hogg, who edited The World of Interiors magazine for 20 years, has channelled her love of pattern into designing a collection of wallpaper and fabrics. The pretty Seaweed Collection is printed in the UK on top-quality papers, linens, cottons and velvets. Any design can be printed in your own colours and the scale of any pattern can be increased or decreased. Delivery is normally within 4 weeks.
421 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, , SW10 0XE
020 7352 9977
Tissus d'Helene is a haven for textiles, trimmings and wallpapers produced in the British Isles, France, Belgium, Italy, India and America, created by designers whose belief is to maintain the highest standards in their craft. There are many prints, some traditional and others more modern, inspired by European, Ottoman, Persian, and Indian design. There are others such as John Stefanidis, Alan Campbell and China Seas whose timeless geometric designs from the 70s and earlier are still printed to order. There are beautiful linen weaves and velvets as well as Italian and English silks, appliqué and hand embroidery. Since many of these textiles are printed, woven or embroidered to order, they offer a bespoke service for many of the collections.