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Metamorphosis linen union

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Design Notes

Charlotte worked closely in collaboration with artist Kirsty Greenwood to create Metamorphosis, a fantastical large scale design on a natural undyed and unbleached linen union fabric.

Taking inspiration from artists Klimt and Egon Schiele, Metamorphosis features metallic gold comets, mysterious faces and strange creatures amidst green tendrils. The fabric creates a real statement and complements both neutral schemes and rooms using dark colours.

Kirsty is inspired by pareidolia - the tendency to see faces and animals in patterns and objects. Using hand marbling as a starting point she created layers of line drawings, building up the tendrils, faces and creatures you can see in the design.

We chose a heavy unbleached linen union as a base for the design. The fabric, which is woven in Scotland, is a characterful blend of linen and cotton retaining the natural colour of the yarn, and showing occasional slubs and imperfections which add to the natural charm of the fabric. 

Metamorphosis was then screen printed in a heritage print works in Cumbria, using a unique combination of metallic, matt and bright inks to create depth in the design.

See the printing of this beautiful fabric here:

Watch our video with Kirsty Greenwood talking to Charlotte Raffo about the story behind the design and manufacture of Metamorphosis:

Metamorphosis is suitable for curtains, blinds and upholstery - please see technical details below.
Technical Information
Collection: Kirsty Greenwood 
Design Name: Metamorphosis
Design scale: Large
Printed width: 139cm 
Vertical Pattern repeat: 98.2cm
Horizontal pattern repeat: 142cm
Match: Half drop
Composition: 52% linen, 48% cotton (cotton warp, linen weft)
Weight: 365 gsm
Flammability:BS5852 part 1- ignition source 0, with standard FR interlinear PASS Flammability (with coating available on request):  Contract curtains BS5867-2:2008:Type B PASS  Upholstery domestic and commercial BS5852:2006 source 1 and source 5 (crib 5): PASS
Martindale Abrasion:Suitable for any use.
To end point BS EB 14465 Annex A: 60 000+ revolutions
Rub Fastness:Suitable for any use. BS EN ISO 105-X12:2016 Dry 4-5, Wet 3-4
Light Fastness:Suitable for any use. Grade 6
Usage: Curtains, Upholstery, cushions.
Care Instructions: 30C wash, 2 spot iron, do not bleach, do not tumble.


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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.

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