Frequently Asked Questions
How are the fabrics printed?
All of our fabrics are screen printed by hand using water based pigments and binders to reduce their environmental impact. We use no machines to print the BESPOKE collection of fabrics, only good old fashioned hand printing skills, every print run is slightly different which makes the fabrics truly unique.
During my maternity leave in June 2017 you could also buy fabrics from our digitally printed collection, which was printed in the UK on to 100% Linen fabrics. These fabrics were printed with reactive inks, which have excellent lightfastness and allow us to print in strong bright colours. These fabrics were discontinued when I returned to work full time.
All of our fabrics are printed to order which means we can print the design and colour you have chosen on the base cloth you need for your project. Our base cloths range from a light weight 135gsm to a heavy upholstery weight 425gsm fabric.
What size fabrics are available?
Most designs are available in half metre increments, with fabrics widths ranging from 137-140cm wide including the selvedge. We also sell smaller pieces of fabrics and scrap packs from our Etsy shop.
Are the fabrics suitable for upholstery?
We have an upholstery range of fabrics which have been abrasion tested to a minimum of 26,000 rubs which means they are suitable for regular domestic upholstery use.
Are the fabrics treated with a fire retardant coating?
All fabrics are made with natural fibres, either 55% Hemp/45% Organic Cotton or 100% Hemp. This means that the fabrics can be used without treating them with a fire retardant coating if used in conjunction with other fire retardant materials underneath. Please ask the advice of your upholsterer before buying.
Can I wash the fabric?
Our fabrics have been professionally heat set and can be either hand washed using a gentle detergent and cool water or professionally dry cleaned. Hemp is a lovely strong fabric that softens with every wash so you will continue to be happy with your printed fabrics in years to come.
Will the fabric shrink when washed?
All fabrics have been pre-shrunk to prepare them for printing and dyeing but further skrinkage of between 5 and 7% might occur on the first wash, this is due to the nature of the fabric. You can either pre-wash fabrics before use or have them professionally dry cleaned.
Are all your products handmade?
All of our fabrics are hand printed in our studio here in Sheffield, England. All of our kits are made in England and any finished items are sewn in our studio.
Where can I buy your fabrics and wallpapers?
Do you sell wholesale?
Yes I supply my fabrics to shops, interior designers and upholsterers, please fill in the registration form on the Trade page if you are interested in selling or using my fabrics. Once approved, wholesale customers can purchase fabrics directly from our website.
Do you accept international orders?
Yes, we accept orders from most countries, please Contact Us to make a purchase.
Do you accept interns or work experience placements?
We have for many years we happily invited both work experience placement students from local schools as well as university students seeking placements. Now that our hours in the studio are more unconventional due to having two small children, unfortunately it is no longer possible to have placement students with us. I’m sure this will change as our children grow up.