As this fabric came off the loom, and the long weft yarns on the reverse were trimmed, we recognised something truly special had happened. As beautifully drawn as the original pattern is, with all the detail of the traditional tree of life delicately depicted with the finest jacquard work, the “reverse” is spectacularly modern and exciting.
An embroidered border that works beautifully with Queen Bee fabric but equally to trim a solid coloured texture. The ground is an elegant ottoman weave which adds to the tailored feel and the four colourways echo the colours of the Dragon Dance wallpaper. The name reflects its honeycomb pattern.
Patterns inspired by the geometry of nature have been popular for many centuries, and ORBIT is a new and fresh interpretation. A galaxy of interlocking hexagons embroidered on a linen ground brings the technique of crewel work right up to date. A available either in citrine, marine blue on white or white on natural.
This large island in the south Aegean sea, just off the Anatolian coast, was renowned as home to one of the seven wonders of the world: The colossus of Rhodes. This simple woven design, informed by traditional Greek embroidery is in fact woven – large floating yarns are intrinsic to the construction of the fabric giving a three dimensional look.
Very loosely based on recurring motifs within eighteenth century clothing, the glossy embroidered pattern contrasts with a linen ground. Three colourways add a glamorous touch to any room, and the striped format allows for many an imaginative use - wide borders along the leading edge of curtains made from our GINI damask for example.
In Greek mythology Thalassa was the spirit of the sea. This stylized wave pattern, reminiscent of medieval wall paintings, but initially inspired by the extraordinary English home of the eccentric Edward James, suggests the movement of the ocean. It is embroidered on a fine cotton ground.