How the Leopard got his Spots Velvet
How the Leopard got his Spots VelvetHow the Leopard got his Spots VelvetHow the Leopard got his Spots VelvetHow the Leopard got his Spots VelvetHow the Leopard got his Spots VelvetHow the Leopard got his Spots VelvetHow the Leopard got his Spots Velvet

Design Notes

    We collaborated with printmaker Alexis Snell, to create ‘How the Leopard got his Spots’ velvet. Alexis works with linocuts, creating strange, angular characters that look as if they’ve just emerged from a fairytale. To authentically recreate the handmade effect of the original design we’ve chosen to keep the irregularity in the print, and a closer look will reveal 18 slightly different leopards climbing through the jungle.

    “I like things that are a bit dark and strange and I'm always drawn to a good story. A flea market, a late night drunken conversation, an old advert or a matchbox might get me thinking about a new idea. I love working in lino. I once heard someone say there is no room for hesitation or apology in lino cutting and I think that the fact you have to be brave and just go for it appeals to me." - Alexis Snell

    Designed to inject a maximalist dose of creative pandemonium into your interior, this rich velvet can be used for upholstery, curtains or blinds. 


Technical Information
    Collection: Alexis Snell 
    Design Name: How the Leopard got His Spots
    Design scale: Large
    Width: 137cm
    Vertical Pattern repeat: 64.6cm
    Horizontal pattern repeat: 68.6cm
    Match: Straight Match
    Composition: 88% cotton 12% polyester, 100% cotton pile
    FR Test: Passes cigarette test BS5852, source 0. Fire retardant coating available on request.
    Weight: 416gsm
    Martindale Abrasion: 30 000 cycles to end point. Suitable for severe domestic or general contract use.
    Usage: Cushions, curtains, upholstery
    Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron 


    Please contact us at for full test reports and further information.

Delivery and Returns


    We aim to dispatch orders within 1-2 working days of receiving them. Please send us a message with your order if you have any special requests regarding delivery dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    Samples and swatches - Free delivery

    Orders under £250 -  £5.95 tracked next day delivery by DHL

    Over £250 - Free tracked next day delivery by DHL


    We recommend that customers order samples before purchasing goods as although we try our best to make sure that our online images are accurate as possible it's best to view colours and textures in the environment they will be used in.

    On receipt, please check that the fabric/wallpaper delivered is what you had ordered.
    We are confident you will be delighted with your purchase. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied we are happy to offer a refund on all goods returned to us within 28 days from dispatch, provided they are in the original packaging (where applicable), unused and in a re-saleable condition. To arrange a return please contact us at or call 0113 4503639.

    This policy is offered in addition to your legal rights.


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