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Painted Fabrics

Hand painted textiles for soft furnishings & wall treatments.

hand painted cushions

Painting on fabric comes from my background in reproducing Elizabethan painted cloths. For these I use traditional techniques of priming linen, mixing size & pigment and installing the cloths wall-to-wall as did our Tudor ancestors. This form of decoration for domestic interiors was a valued alternative to expensive tapestries.

Painted cloths provide a bold and elegant wall treatment and are equally suited to both traditional and contemporary designs, adding theatrical presence to a room

Read more about my reproduction painted cloths here

This portfolio is about soft furnishings for domestic use.


Some Past Projects

  CUSHIONS FOR LE BON MARCHE   A collection of painted cushions for this famous department store in Paris

CUSHIONS FOR LE BON MARCHE

A collection of painted cushions for this famous department store in Paris

 An Elizabethan interlace design hand painted on linen

An Elizabethan interlace design hand painted on linen

Soft Furnishings

For bespoke cushion covers, door & window curtains etc. I paint with washable, light-resistant paints that leave the fabric with a soft handle. I use a selection of favourite fabrics, mostly lovely slubby, unbleached linens, but I’m happy to trial a client’s own cloth for suitability. Some velvets take paint very nicely and most mixed fibres are fine too. It’s always interesting to see what works. The paints are thin and watery so tend not to lend themselves to layered paintwork or fine detail but are perfect for woodblock or damask type designs.

Once painted I recommend dry clean only.


Painted Fabric Gallery