This collection of fabrics and cushions is our very own homage to the English Garden. From a sprawling rural lawn dotted with wildflowers, to a sheltered urban lot providing a calm oasis in a busy city, we were inspired by the country's love of our outside spaces and green-fingered nature.
Within each of the six designs we have captured the essence of our favourite things about the English Garden. From winding cobbled paths interspersed with dainty perennial blooms to rickety wooden fences next to perfectly pruned box hedging - we love the images that these prints conjure up whether alone or mixed and matched alongside each other.
Photo: Picket Leaf fabric, a smart ticking stripe.
Photo: Inspiration for our Picket stripe design
Taken from original Indian wood block prints, Sprig and Bud are both simple floral motifs with classic petal shapes reminiscent of budding Spring plants. Their charm lies in their small-scale making them easy to introduce across your interiors, whether for curtains, upholstery or cushions. Pollen is the most intricate of the designs, lifted from an old, hand-stitched quilt. Its free-flowing nature resembles the pattern of pollen floating through the air on a warm summers' day. In contrast, Maze is a much more orderly geometric print, representing the formal structure of a boxed yew hedge and reminiscent of decorative bricks or tiled stone paths. Being two-toned, this design is each to match with the other prints in the collection. Pulling together each of these more intricate designs are the classic prints of Picket, a utilitarian ticking stripe, and Furrow, a fine herringbone pattern. The simplicity of each makes them easy to combine with multiple designs and use almost as a plain fabric in the background, but with added texture and interest.
Photo: Tulip inspiration for our Bud design
Photo: Bud Pink fabric, a pretty floral motif print
Every print is available in a wide array of colourways, from the versatile organic neutrals of Stone and Cloud to the lush natural tones of Fennel, Honey and Leaf. In practical terms, the cloth is woven in the UK from 82% Viscose and 18% Linen making it versatile with a lovely soft finish; and with 40,000 rubs it is great for upholstery as well as curtains. Produced on the edge of the Lake District, each design has been printed using ECOFAST technology, a pigment digital printing method which uses 50% less water than conventional techniques, ensuring it is kinder on our planet too.
So -- let this quintissentially English collection transport you to days spent clad in denim overalls in the garden surrounded by the faint humming of insects and the warm scent of the earth.