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.
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.