Mending And Adorning

Some of our vintage Banjara textiles have been lovingly restored, hand stitched and mended into the most enchanting cushions by the wonderfully talented Olivia Hayward.

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Imperfections and signs of age in a textile are something to be cherished and the process of visible mending such as patching or darning can transform a garment or piece of textile into a new treasure. Olivia’s drawings and embroidery can be seen all around our Soho shop and now these cushions are adorned with her beautiful stitches.

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Olivia studied costume design and childrens illustration and her embroidery shows influences from both.

“I remember finding a book on embroidery stitches in my aunts kitchen and trying to memorise my favourite stitches. I learnt darning through a YouTube tutorial so I could mend my Granny’s old cardigan. Darning is fairly new for me, I love it because it’s practical and an art form. I literally cried when I taught myself how to darn as it’s something I will always come back to. Being able to keep garments living for longer and in that way keeping memories close to my skin for longer is important to me.”

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“Living with a disability I have a lot of spare time often spent in bed, embroidery is a wonderful way of escaping my pain as I can rest but also put all my focus into creating something beautiful.”

Visit Olivia’s Instagram @olivia_a_hayward to contact her regarding commissions and craft swaps.

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Indigo Spring Window
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Our new spring window celebrates indigo cottons and patchwork as well as new fabrics raffia and tyvek. A lot of these fabrics are now available in the online shop.

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We have some exciting news...
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The Camden Warehouse Shop has been closed for a big re-stock over summer, but we are finally ready to re-open! Please visit us on

September 2017. 

The Warehouse Shop stocks discontinued pieces, excess stock and past season colours, all at discounted prices. For all information about opening times and where to find us please click here.

Until then, enjoy some sneak peek pictures of our work in progress.

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Our new window

The Japanese art of mending and patching fabrics together, Boro, was the inspiration for the latest Cloth House window display. The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired. All fabrics used are available in our store.

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Cloth House and Selfridges

Selfridges has unveiled their new window, which explores the materiality of clothes and their effect on our world. We are thrilled to mention that a beautiful range of Cloth House fabrics were used in the making of these window displays. All available in our Soho store.

 Various types of denims were used to produce this window- Khadi denim, power loom denim and Japanese denim.

Various types of denims were used to produce this window- Khadi denim, power loom denim and Japanese denim.

 Here is another interesting display made using our Organic Cotton. Visit the Soho store to explore our range of organic and sustainable fabrics. 

Here is another interesting display made using our Organic Cotton. Visit the Soho store to explore our range of organic and sustainable fabrics. 

 Lastly, our Irish Linen in off white- also available in many different shades.

Lastly, our Irish Linen in off white- also available in many different shades.

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All about Denim

Have you seen the latest issue of the Selvedge magazine? Our article focuses on Denim- from the history of it to the wide selection we offer. 

 

 Our Denim article, page 9

Our Denim article, page 9

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Rust

Our current window, fabric exposed to the elements.

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Washed Irish Linen

We have a new collection of Irish linen in our Soho store. These washed linens are beautifully soft and relaxed and each colour comes in two weights - 159gsm for shirts and dresses and 238gsm for jackets and trousers.

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Wool Khadi

Our latest article for Selvedge magazine explains the philosophy behind the khadi movement and features our pure wool khadi.

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Seasons

Our new window,

"Paper lanterns among dark trees."

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Silk Velvet

Our latest article for Selvedge magazine is about our beautiful silk velvets. We have new colours in store now.

You can read the article on the Selvedge blog here.

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Vintage

We are growing our vintage collection both in store and online.

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Washed

Scarves, sarees, blankets, shawles and quilts.

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Camden Warehouse Shop

Our new warehouse shop opens today in Camden. We stock a selection of discontinued fabrics from previous collections as well as a few basic essentials.

Open Wednesday - Friday 10 - 5pm. 130 Royal College Street, London, NW1 0TA

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Handloom

Lots of beautiful new fabrics have been delivered to the shop. These handloomed cottons, linens and selvedge denims are all in store now, hurray!

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Selvedge

Our latest article for Selvedge magazine is all about natural dyes and our beloved indigo.

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Les Couleurs Du Temps

Les Couleurs Du Temps by Hans Silvester is full of interesting colour combinations and textures that help inform our new collections and colour palettes. 

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