Thursday, 8 September 2016

Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics & Wallpapers

We are pleased to tell you about a new textile designer to our extensive fabric library collection Vanessa Arbuthnott.


We just love her designs, they are so fresh and in lovely colour palettes on natural fabrics.





Vanessa started her business on her kitchen table 14 years ago! After some favourable coverage in Country Living magazine and the Saturday Telegraph followed by a Country Living fair, business took off and Vanessa never looked back. 


She has swiftly become one of the most exciting names to follow when you buy designer fabric.


The Cotswold countryside is the setting for her life and hugely influences the look of her fabrics.


There are currently fourteen collections: Wovens, Bohemian, Swedish, Plains, Hand Printed, Meadow, Earth, Cockerel, Wildflower, Seaside, Garden, Woodland, Sky and the wall collections. 






Gentle colours are her signature which include teal, pigeon, buttercup, spinach, limestone, reindeer, clay, damson, duck egg, stone, raspberry, mushroom, cornflower, cool, straw and lettuce and many more.





She only uses certified organic cotton which is combined with eco-friendly flax, to create their unique linen union which she uses for all her fabrics - printed and plains


This is because non organic cotton is the worlds dirtiest crop to grow, because it relies on the heavy use of pesticides which are hazardous to humans and animals. 





Here is a lovely little video with Vanessa talking about what inspires her and her gorgeous designs.





So we hope to see you in store soon where you can browse these gorgeous collections and more.