Frequently Asked Questions
All of our BESPOKE collection 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.
From June 2017 you can also buy fabrics from our digitally printed collection, which is printed in the UK on to 100% Linen fabrics. These fabrics are printed with reactive inks, which have excellent lightfastness and allow us to print in strong bright colours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we accept orders from most countries, please Contact Us to make a purchase.
We have for many years 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 small children, unfortunately it is no longer possible to have placement students with us.