We joined forces with Alexis Snell, a printmaker who works with beautifully unique linocuts, to create How the Leopard got his Spots. You can see her fascination with moving, fairytale-like characters come alive in this dark but vibrant velvet, which has a distinctive jungle pattern of plush leaves, interspersed with glinting fuchsia flowers and leaping leopards.
“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.
Inspiration and where you find it is always a bit of a mystery. Lyrics of songs, wandering about car boot sales, getting sucked into films, a visit to an odd town….for me the best ideas come when my head is switching off from work.”
Fabric will be delivered 7-10 days from placing your order.
Please contact us if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Collection: Alexis Snell
Design Name: How the Leopard got His Spots
Design scale: Large
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. Additional FR treatment available on request.
Martindale Abrasion: 20 000+
Usage: Cushions, curtains, upholstery - general domestic
Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron
How the Leopard got his Spots is a bold blend of gothic and natural imagery, combined to create an intriguing scene you can get lost in. Designed to inject a dose of creative pandemonium into your home, this rich velvet looks good anywhere. When paired with upholstered dark wood, its flair can take on a life of its own.