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All Tomorrow's Futures Fabric - Seaweed Green

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Design Notes

At first glance, 'All Tomorrow's Futures' is a joyful and rapidly flowing depiction of the natural world. Shoals of fish dart across this beautiful, highly-textured fabric, and monkeys swing from tree to tree among amid exotic blooms. But upon closer inspection, all is not as it seems within this intricate design. 

Hidden within the hand-carved lino cut pattern is a subtle message about humankind's impact on the planet. Flocks of swallows morph into aeroplanes and factory fumes mingle with skulls and snakes. Yorkshire artist and illustrator Alexis Snell worked with us to create this exuberant yet thought-provoking design to explore the juxtaposition between the natural and industrial worlds. 

Alexis sketched out the original design for 'All Tomorrow's Futures' in pencil before hand carving it onto a lino block and printing it by hand. This pattern was then screen printed at our heritage mill in Cumbria onto a bespoke cotton-linen fabric with a handcrafted, bouclé-like feel. 

"I really liked the idea of translating one of my designs into a different medium," says Alexis, whose children's book The Bear in the Stars was the starting point for 'All Tomorrow's Futures'. "We wanted to create a modern version of the Willow Pattern in which the design tells a story. As an artist, I can't make that much difference to climate change, but what I can do is create images that make people think about what's happening to our planet. The name refers to the fact that the future of our planet could go in two different ways. We've got to act now to prevent disaster." 

'All Tomorrow's Futures' is available in three monochrome colourways, reflecting the simplicity of the design's original lino cut. Seaweed Green is a leafy emerald which gives a bold pop of colour against its unbleached linen background. 

The design lends itself perfectly to curtains, blinds, upholstery and cushions. Use it to inject vibrant colour into a neutral scheme or to add another layer of pattern in a maximalist interior. 'All Tomorrow's Futures' would also be the perfect partner for hospitality settings which place a particular emphasis on sustainability. 

 

Sourcing & Sustainability

Screen printed by Stead McAlpin in Cumbria, England, UK

Water based printing inks made in Yorkshire. Inks meet UK and EU REACH standards (REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.)

Fabric woven by Mitchel Interflex in Lancashire, UK

Product Details

Contact us for further information and help to estimate quantities  at info@themonkeypuzzletree.com

Collection:Alexis Snell
Design Name: 
All Tomorrow's Futures
Vertical Pattern Repeat: 91.4cm Straight match
Horizontal Pattern Repeat:137.16cm
Print Method: 
Screen printed
Composition:
 75% cotton 25% linen
Rub Fastness: dry grade 5, wet grade 4
Light fastness: Grade 6 suitable for any use
Weight: 487gsm
Martindale abrasion: 40 000, suitable for commercial use
Care instructions: Dry clean, 2 spot iron, do not bleach

 

Delivery & Returns

Delivery

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Returns

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 info@themonkeypuzzletree.com or call 0113 4503639.

This policy is offered in addition to your legal rights.

 

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