love the beautiful silks and indian embroidered fabrics in warris vianni on golborne road – especially the deep cerise pinks.
i love fabrics and have lots of remnants that i collect hidden in the cupboard, thinking one day when i have the time, i will make myself a dress, or even a cushion for the bedroom…. so its good to see that there are some companies reproducing some of the lovely old classic designs.
sheila cook for inspirational vintage fabrics – its not easy finding interesting fabrics – but sheila cook has a good collection including beautiful vintage lace and collars, but more for the serious collector . donna flower has a more affordable collection, ranging from the 1920’s onwards. liberty is still a good source for both modern and vintage style patterns – especially with its famous floral print. john lewis has a big selection of interesting fabrics, some quite retro in style – their leaf and graphic designs are quite 1950’s in style. . designers guild probably has the prettiest and brightest colours – some are delicately pretty and some bold and vibrant.
talented stylist and artist mary mathieson made this colourful throw – she can turn anything simple into something beautiful.
love the handwoven cushions from Kalinko – apparently made on wooden looms in remote Burmese villages. sometimes mixing ethnic hand embroidery in a modern environment takes the harshness and blandness away.