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Spring has sprung with the new Cherry Blossom Collection!

Inspired by gloriously clear spring skies and pretty blossom this new collection will get you in the mood for spring! Blue cushions feature ombre effects which were inspired by the changing blues in the spring sky and provide a perfect partner for the delicate cherry blossom print. Many of these cushions are named using Japanese words such as "Hanami' which is the Japanese cherry blossom festival, 'Sakura' which is Japanese for cherry blossom and 'Seigaiha' which is a Japanese wave motif.  The new Cherry Blossom collection.  Piped Cherry Blossom linen cushion, Pink Seigaiha cushion and Piped Cherry Pink cushion (just seen). The bold blue and white Qing cushion. This blossom print is featured on a fine 100% linen fabric.  The Qing and...

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The journey of the limited edition rosehip print

 The story of the rosehip print began on a morning walk with the dog. I love berry colours, particularly when everything else has lost its colour and has turned green or brown, so when I spotted these colourful rosehips in the hedgerow I snapped some photographs. Back in the studio I got to work with the watercolours... I wanted to create a design which could me made into a half drop repeat for use in curtain fabrics. Creating leaf shapes with different intensities of colour helped to create a feeling of depth in the painting.  After finishing the painting I scanned my work into the computer and began to work it into a repeat print.  It took a while but...

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Nature's inspiration

Deep in the North Yorkshire countryside designer Hannah Knapton uses nature to inspire her unique and individual designs. Hannah's  hand painted watercolours are beautifully recreated on fabric using state of the art digital printing techniques. Printed onto high quality velvet and linen the designs do not only look stunning but are soft and luxurious.   

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