Deciding on fabrics is one of the absolute joys on the job.
We use fabrics I know will enhance the pieces, be able to withstand a good dollop of modern life and age gracefully.
Wool ticks a lot of these boxes – its natural crimp and coiled structure make it less susceptible to sagging and give it a resilience against becoming flat and hard, meaning it can cope with a lot of use whilst still retaining colour and form, important given the clean lines of many midcentury designs.
It is also one of the best fabrics to clean, its surface is made up of a series of overlapping scales so dirt sits on the surface making it easy to remove by simply vacuuming and it doesn’t absorb spills quickly giving time for them to be easily blotted up.
Over the years I have also discovered some beautiful wool mix, velvet and print ranges which allows me to offer a wonderfully wide array of colour and pattern options.
I have built up relationships with some of the best British and Scandinavian fabric brands and have accounts with most of the major fabric houses: Linwood, Abraham Moon & Sons, Camira, Bute Fabrics, Designers Guild, Christopher Farr, Svensson and Kvadrat as well as individual textile designers such as Eleanor Pritchard and Newton Paisley.