Posts tagged ‘UK’

Fifi by Fiona Howard

{ Angelica – also see blue colorway } My recent post about Sanderson’s Fifties collection led to designer Fiona Howard, who designed for this collection and has also created textile prints and other surface designs for John Lewis, Ikea, and several other prominent companies in the UK and Europe. Ms. Howard also has her own [...]

New from St. Jude’s

Two new artist-designed, hand-screenprinted-in-Britain fabrics from the amazing St. Jude’s Fabrics: The Captain’s Pattern by Jonny Hannah Curiosity Shop by Emily Sutton both available as yardage and ready-made cushion covers. Related posts: Emily Sutton: Deep Sea St Jude’s U.K.: Two New Prints Native Heath by Old Town for St. Jude’s Alice Stevenson at St. Jude’s [...]

Horrockses Fabric Prints at the V&A

When I reviewed the Horrockses Fashions book recently, I didn’t realize that the Victoria & Albert Museum Shop would be selling yardage of a couple Horrockses prints (well, metreage!). Be still my beating heart. I might have to brave the terrible exchange rate and international shipping for these, and for the Liberty + V&A fabrics [...]

New Print From Summersville

Droplets is a new print from Summersville, aka Lu Summers of Suffolk, UK. See all three colorways in her shop on Etsy or Folksy. It is screenprinted by hand on cotton with the color accents added by hand, making each piece one-of-a-kind. I love the framed print version too. Related posts: Summersville: Formica Scratch by [...]

Clothkits + Mini Moderns

“Ruby” Frock “Nana” Frock Clothkits is the wonderful U.K. company that rose from the ashes in the past few years to revive their 70s tradition of sewing patterns printed directly on to fabric. Their kits come complete with the fabric, instructions, and all the notions necessary to put it all together. “Peapod” Dress The company [...]

New House Textiles

More mushrooms! This is “Wild Mushroom,” available from New House Textiles, a U.K.-based, family-owned company with a history reaching back to 1921. They sell homewares and accessories, including the herring collection that has made the rounds of the design blog world lately. The collections are originals reproduced from midcentury Swedish designs from the company Almedahls. [...]

Persephone Pairs Books With Textiles

Persephone Books is a British publisher (with a shop in London) that reprints overlooked fiction and nonfiction works by, for, and about women. Though all the books have plain gray covers, the endpapers are printed with vintage textile designs, each chosen to represent a character or the overall the aesthetic or time period of the [...]

Homes & Gardens Magazine (UK): Fabric Awards 2008

Homes & Gardens Magazine in the U.K. recently announced its Fabric Awards for 2008. The awards are interior-fabric focused — I believe they’re announced at or in conjunction with the Decorex International in London. Lots of gorgeous and new-to-me finds here. Check out the previous years’ winners here. This year’s categories: Best Printed Fabric, Best [...]

Rapture & Wright

British company Rapture and Wright has been in operation since 2002. The pair Rebecca Aird and Peter Thwaites hand-screenprint their own designs on linen and silk woven in the UK. Prices range from £60-70 per meter. They also offer handprinted wallpaper and finished home accessories. See distributors here. Related posts: Nicola Cerini Surface Art Timorous [...]