I often get asked about where to source good fabrics - for upholstery projects, curtains, cushions etc. And so, I thought I'd do a little update on my previous blog post (read the original here) with some of my favourite fabric suppliers and some new brands on the scene too. If you'd like help choosing fabrics for a project at home, you can you always get in touch about one of our 60/90 minute design consultations to help incorporate fabrics into a cohesive room scheme. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
- Sister by Studio Ashby/ Yarn Collective-
Leading design firm Studio Ashby has just introduced their first range of fabrics, the Joscata Collection, manufactured by British fabric supplier Yarn Collective.
My favourite is the Afua fabric with stars intercepting the block pattern and available in a number of colour ways. I love it used for cushions below but can also picture an AMAZING sofa/day bed covered in it too. There's also a great check too.
- Rose Uniacke- for beautiful, timeless neutrals and basics
If you're after really beautiful, understated elegance and therefore want a classic, timeless fabric that's made to last, then I really like the linens, corduroys and velvets from Rose Uniacke. There's some beautiful hemp fabrics too - looking towards the future of sustainable fabric manufacturing.
Emily started out her designs using potato printing at home and has gone on to create a collection of designs now digitally printed in the UK onto a cotton/linen mix. They'd make very pretty curtains, including little cafe- type curtains to hide appliances etc. I like the Pine Cones fabric in the smaller pattern size.
- The Campbell Collection
I've followed Emma's growth of Campbell Collection from the very beginning and it was only natural that her collection of block-printed tablecloths and cushions would soon evolve into fabrics too. There's some really pretty colours at a good price point too - it's a nice, fresh take on traditional block-printing with more modern designs (minimum order of 6 metres). I really like the Old City design- perfect for a headboard or upholstered bench cushion for a window seat etc.
For more block printed fabrics , you could also look at Molly Mahon - her collection is a bit brighter and bolder (but a bit more expensive too..)
- Colours of Arley
You can't really go wrong with a good stripe but finding a GREAT stripe can sometimes be tricky, especially when there's so many possible options out there. Colours of Arley are a fairly new brand on the scene, offering completely bespoke striped fabric. You pick the 2 colours you want from a huge range (you can even see them side by side on the website) and then you order your striped fabric (as little as 1 metre at a time.) It's a great idea providing endless striped solutions to lack-lustre spaces!
- Haines x Day Dress
If you want pretty, light floral fabrics then the new collab between Day Dress and Haines might fit the bill. They're also hand block-printed fabrics, taken from the archives of the fashion brand Day Dress. They'd make very pretty cushions or blinds if you're after a soft, pretty print to perhaps contrast with a blocked wall colour. I'd use them for something like a pleated fabric lampshade to add a softer, patterned feel to a big ceramic lamp base.