Blog: New Collections

Campaign for Wool Warms Up Southwark Cathedral

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Denna Jones Lovers of wool are legging it around the capital to catch events, workshops and exhibitions allied to Campaign for Wool’s fifth annual UK Wool Week (6-12 October 2014). Knit-a-thon at Brora (and a Twitter auction to win the blanket outcome), meet the Maker opportunities, and a Tweed Tea Party are just a few… Read more »

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Vintage Tattoos translated into FLOOR_STORY rugs

Tattoo rug by Rob Pybus for Floor_Story

Denna Jones Permanent markings ritually inked onto faces, biceps, backs, forearms and most surfaces of the human body, hold an enduring fascination unequalled by other forms of bodily adornment. In some cultures the act is less “ritual” and more “right of passage” sometimes with a drunk reveller as the “canvas”. Are the stories of customers… Read more »

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Lindsay Alker launches “House of Bertoncini” fabric collection

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Denna Jones British textile designer Lindsay Alker’s second collection of hand silk-screened textiles made in England and printed on natural linen, launches September 2013 at London’s prestigious Decorex International design show. Titled “House of Bertoncini”, Alker’s collection was inspired by Alker’s aunt Palmira Bertoncini’s early 20th century villa in the Italian countryside.   Palmira Bertoncini… Read more »

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Rubelli on Show in 2013

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The fabrics produced by textile house Rubelli have all the drama, extravagance and historical reference that you would expect of a world-class Venetian company that has been in production for 155 years. Rubelli’s 2013 presents a selection new designs that reflect Italy’s rich textile history with fabrics like Tricorno, Grimani, Galerie des Glaces, Pavone and… Read more »

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New Designers 2013: a Star is Discovered

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Denna Jones “Pop! pop! pop!” Daniel Beckford positions his arms to hold an imaginary rug tufting gun, pumps his hands, and delights in providing verbal support for his impromptu demonstration of how he placed scattered pot shots of wool across a quadrant of his degree show rug “My Life”, shown as part of Staffordshire University’s… Read more »

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Marimekko Fashion for Summer 2013

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If you are a fan of loud colourful pattern and don’t yet know the Finnish design brand Marimekko, feast your eyes on this clothing. The Marimekko name is synonymous with bright colour and bold pattern and the company’s latest fashion designs for summer 2013 are seriously mouthwatering! The new collection includes a series of limited… Read more »

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New Designers alumnus: Jasveer Panesar

The Spirit of Colour By Jasveer Panesar

Denna Jones In less than two weeks, COVER will be a featured media stand at New Designers 2013 – the exhibition for emerging design. Ever on the hunt for trends and new talent in carpet and textile designs, we are delighted to present the work of Jasveer Panesar who exhibited at New Designers 2012 and… Read more »

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Glass Collection by Tania Johnson

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British rug designer Tania Johnson revealed her first carpet collection back in 2010 while she was residing in New York. Having returned to the UK in 2011 Johnson continues to create some of the most magical rug designs around today. Her latest series entitled the Glass Collection and comprises eight different carpets showing beautiful patterns… Read more »

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Mermaids, cherubs & cheer: Lana MacKinnon’s mid-century designs

“Victory in Europe” day was celebrated 8 May 1945 to mark the end of World War II. A flow of celebratory imagery appeared on ceramics, furnishing and dress fabrics, textiles and rugs. Mermaids and dolphins; putti and roses; swags and urns. Villas and houses were popular too. Colours were clear. But change is rarely singular…. Read more »

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Fine Cell Work Launches Pop-Up Shop in Mayfair

Last night was the opening reception for Fine Cell Work’s pop-up shop at 5 Grosvenor Street in Mayfair, central London. Warner Textile Archive join Fine Cell Work in the shop with their latest wallpaper releases including “Aquitaine” which is papered on one wall of the shop. Fine Cell Work’s volunteers teach stitching skills in British… Read more »

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