Welcome Back Liberty Art Fabrics

Three beautiful new collections by Liberty Art Fabrics have just landed in store and these amazing fabrics are sure to take your breath away! All three collections combine elaborate prints in bold colouring with beautiful base cloths that you just have to touch. Some old classics are also included but have been re-colored or reworked to suit today’s trends. These amazing fabrics are an absolute must see!   The Nesfield Collection This collection is inspired by British landscape architect William Nesfield. Nesfield was a major influence on garden design during the 19th century and introduced a balance between natural wildlife and symmetrical structure. Liberty Art Fabrics were inspired by his imaginative approach to creating serenity within a classic English garden and created this collection to celebrate botanical beauty and craftsm  anship. Liberty’s signature style is at the heart of the Nesfield collection. Design detail and the vibrant color palettes are borrowed from Nesfields most famous English landscapes. Turquoise, greens and soft blues remind of Castle Howards cascading waterfall; Exotic reds and pinks represent the Palm House at Kew gardens, while the more subtle tones of fawn and moss remind us of spacious English parkland at Whitley Court. This collection showcases some of Liberty’s famous archive prints in conjunction with more contemporary designs.   The Jubilee Collection the Jubilee collection is quintessentially British with distinctive Liberty style. Designs are derived from prints found amongst the 40,000 in Liberty’s archive and are influenced heavily by nature, art and architecture. The most decorative designs are adapted from original scarf artworks, including the beautiful 19th century paisleys, redrawn in all over repeats. Also present in this...

New Sanderson collection brings you Emma Bridgewater

Two British brands, Sanderson and Emma Bridgewater, have come together to produce a stunning range of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, that captures the essence of Emma Bridgewater, with a warm-hearted, cheerfully informal style that really “feels like home”.   The collection of 10 fabrics and 7 wallpapers shows off the hand- crafted essence of pottery, with the print mark of the sponge obvious in almost all of the designs.   Most of the range comes from originals of Emma Bridgewater pottery with some, like the Coral and Fig, being very early designs and others like the Pomegranate being more recent.  The patterns have been chosen to work together as a collection, as well as keeping in mind what would work best on fabrics and wallpapers rather than pottery.                   The “Dresser” is the exciting statement design at the heart of this collection, and it is a stunning new pattern by Sanderson with Emma Bridgewater produced just for this range.  It is very much inspired by Emma Bridgewater’s own dresser in her kitchen at home, which is filled with pieces from her own pottery as well family treasures passed on to her.                         Emma Bridgewater was founded in 1985 by Emma Bridgewater herself, who is now a very well-known British ceramics designer.  The Emma Bridgewater factory produces designs by Emma and her husband Matthew, inspired by their family traditions and everyday life with their children.     All fabrics are suitable for curtaining and upholstery, and have been printed on unbleached cotton to reflect the natural earthen colouring of clay used...

Simple steps to protect your fabric from fading.

We get a lot of people come in and ask the same thing here at Classic Curtains, I love this fabric! but will it fade? Well the answer unfortunately is probably yes, IF it is not cared for properly. In this great land of the long white cloud we suffer from immense exposure to UV light, not only can it damage our skin in minutes it can also fade our fabrics to bleached out versions of their former selves in no time. But do not fret! there are plenty of ways for you to protect your lovely new curtains or upholstery and have them last the test of time. Curtains and upholstery can be a real investment and if you are adding new curtains to your home they can add real value so you want to make sure you care for them and protect them as much as you can. So what can you do? Line your curtains- Adding lining to the back of your curtains and fabric blinds is the first step in preventing fading. It acts as a barrier between the sun and the back of your fabric among its many other advantages, such as Blocking light for room darkening and creating a thermal barrier. Ensure your track is wider than the window, that way when you open your curtains to let that lovely morning sunlight in your curtains are off the window and out of the way. Swap your curtains over from one side of the track to the other every so often, so that any exposure is even With roman blinds the blind is installed higher than...