I have always loved textiles and fabrics and have over the years collected Indian embroideries and Kantha throws, vintage Suzanis, French chintzes and block prints, and 19th century English quilts. I love creating interiors with a bright and vibrant layered look and these antique textiles have helped to do this.
I started designing when I needed curtain fabric on moving to our house on the North York Moors and began to use the antique textiles as inspiration. My aim was to create fabrics that feel relaxed and easy to live with but I also wanted the colour combinations to be bright and uplifting - I love exuberant colour. The patterns are printed on a wonderful pure Belgian linen which gives the fabric a natural warmth and soft texture.