Thursday, 26 July 2012

Vanderhurd - fabrics and carpets review

At the beginning of July, I went to the summery  launch of some fabulous new fabrics and handmade carpets by the innovative and creative company Vanderhurd.

Vanderhurd have adapted traditional techniques to unconventional materials to create wonderful geometric designed carpets and dhurries.  All bespoke and made to order in natural fabrics and dyes. 

The long tails of recent and older fabrics hung from chrome hooks from the walls.  The natural fabrics and subtle colours of the fabrics trailed like dripping paint down the wall.  The fabrics ranged from the deliciously delicate hand embroidered to na├»ve geometric hand printed designs on cream and white linen.  

The venue for the launch was the interesting Redloh House, The Old Gas Works.  The lovely old house and outbuildings now offer studio and workspaces for a huge variety of artists, craftsmen and chefs.  There is a commercial kitchen - which can be rented by the day!