HOME TEXTILES GIFT GUIDE
So this week's indie gift guide is home textiles! It did start out as homewares but I had far too many listed so have split the category down. So for this one it's my favourite people who make/design amazing things for your home out of fabrics and yarns. I genuinely think home accessories like cushions can transform the look and feel of a room, adding pops of colour, texture and personality!
PEAK & PINE
Navy and cream chunky handwoven cushion, from £50, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/peakandpinedesigns
The lovely Bex is one of my insta pals who is super talented and makes THE most gorgeous woven cushions. She designs, hand weaves and sews each of these beautiful textured cushions by hand and I am hurrying to decorate my bedroom to get a couple of these gorgeous navy ones! Bex also designs and prints her own fabric for cotton cushion covers and teaches others how to design their own fabric prints. She's an all round lovely, talented and creative gal.
The Furious Vegetable Army Teatowel, £10, itsbalderston.co.uk
I first discovered Leeds-based Amy's funny hand drawn illustrations at a market and bought a couple of her tea towels as gifts. I love her little collections of everyday things turned into daft characters like these furious vegetables, the hostile houseplants and positively naughty dogs. She also sells her illustrations as prints and on other homewares but the tea towels are my fave because tea towels don't just need to be functional, they can be fun too!
LOAF & BEAR
'I am Delightful' Cushion Cover, £20, loafandbear.com
So yes I'm featuring one of my own products but that's because I genuinely do love my cushions! This one from my 90s Supermodel collection was inspired by Claudia Schiffer and I think the demure and kind vibe from the face surrounded by the yellow background will add delight to any home! If you didn't know, my designs start off as artworks created using freehand machine embroidered illustrations and I've then then printed them onto fabric to make bold, 100% cotton cushions like this one.
Pretty in Pink woven wall hanging, £70, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/fayebuller
Faye is a fibre artist from Newcastle who makes the most BEAUTIFUL woven wall hangings. I'm not sure if her work counts as 'home textiles but it's made from yarn and would look fabulous it any home so its on the list! Her instagram feed is just a colourful, textured dream and I am desperate for one of her pieces. I think my favourites are her jewel tone colour combos but they are all incredible.
HAPPY STUFF STUDIO
Fresh Prints tea towels, £12, www.happystuffstudio.co.uk
I am a tad obsessed with Victoria and regularly stalk her instagram stories, her style and personality are just infectious! Besides being an all round lovely egg she happens to be a wonderful illustrator and last year ran a Kickstarter campaign to make her totally awesome 'Fresh Prints' tea towels, inspired by 90s TV shows. Now these will definitely cheer up the chore of washing up!
Tin Can Cosies, from £10, folksy.com/shops/SakarmaHandmade
Alison just happens to live in the same village as me and is one lovely lady who makes beautiful fabric storage pots and crochet flowers. Along with being made in a variety of different fabrics, her storage posts come in different sizes, my favourite being her tin can cosies, which you can pop a (you guessed it) tin can inside so it functions as a vase, pencil pot or whatever your imagination desires!
Nomad Splash Cushion, from £37, www.ruthholly.co.uk
Based in Yorkshire, Ruth develops her photographic finds into beautiful goods to add some everyday luxury to your home. She is inspired by beautiful, raw, natural imagery found in her environment and transforms her own photography into beautiful and totally unique designs. I've never seen work like hers before and think her wonderful cushions would be a stylish, statement in any home.
Patchwork tweed quilt, price depends on size & fabrics, www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk
Lisa was my stall buddy at one of my first ever markets and is a wonderfully kind, generous and talented woman. She makes distinctly British quilts, cushions and more and also takes commissions for unique memory quilts. Along with her handmade patchwork creations she also designs beautiful fair-isle inspired woollen blankets and woven folklore fabrics. A true creative talent!
I know loads more indie businesses who make/sell cushions and tea towels and some of those will be featured in other themed gift lists. This list is obviously not exhaustive but these are just some of my faves!
Note: None of the brands included in this gift guide have paid me or gifted me items in exchange for being featured.