We are all a little excited today! Our warehouse shelves are freshly stocked with the first instalment of our long awaited new and exclusive textiles designs
The full range will be available before Christmas, with aprons, tea towels, hob covers suitable for Rayburn 400 & 600, and more joining this capsule collection.
Back in May I spent many happy hours trampling the hedgerows for sprigs & blooms, gathering new spring oak leaves, sketching stems in vases, and excitedly matching colour samples. Seems so long ago now that the hedgerows are transformed with jewel like berries and russet tones.
We hope that you love them as much as we do!
Like my babies, I really shouldn't have favourites, but of all the patterns that I have designed, I really do love this one. Oak & Bumble.
A bold design, with a deep midnight blue background, grey trim, practical black towelling and a zing of colour from the acorns. Printed on our 100% cotton upholstery grade fabric, they are resilient, practical & luxurious.
Reminiscent of heady summer days when plump bumbles buzz happily through foliage. Designed to coordinate with the bulk of Aga range cooker colours.
When we had finalised Oak & Bumble, Ian and I turned our attention to redesigning an old favourite, our Cow Parsley design. Our starting point? A jiffy envelope, some strong spring sun in the forecourt, and some sprigs of Cow Parsley plucked from the hedgerows at Blake & Bull HQ!
We loved the flat grey, strong bold shadows, but mostly the ephemeral delicate leaves on new Cow Parsley stems. Curled at the ends as they stretch out into soft leaves that are a welcome sign that summer is on its way.
Many hours drawing in the workshop at Blake & Bull HQ, and more hedgerow ramblings led to our other new design. Cow Parsley (II). Just as these delicate blooms do in nature, a few soft petals drop from the flower heads as a summer breeze catches them. At the heart of the petals are a few pops of sunburst yellow. Toned to coordinate with grey, black, red, white, and pewter Aga range cookers. But we think they'd look fab on most colours!
After the introduction of our little Bumble Bee friend into our lives, I could not resist drawing him an insect pal! Crouching down to 'bug level' whilst gathering stems and photos to sketch from, I loved watching the wealth of industrious little critters amongst the foliage.
This tiny poppy bloom, surviving on the edge of the 60MPH road that I traverse daily to get to work, made me want to put a pop of red in this pattern. To deliver that I chose a group of tiny ladybird to bejewel your Aga range cookers!
Please let me know what you think! I await your thoughts like an eager parent of her designs!