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Rita does Jazz velvet

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Design Notes

Inspired by her late mother, artist Sarah Thornton created 'Rita Does Jazz' as a riotous depiction of freedom, colour and self-expression. A bon viveur with a huge appetite for life, Sarah's mum loved nothing better than a night out at legendary London jazz club, Ronnie Scott's. With this in mind, Sarah sketched out a vibrant, rhythmical pattern using a mix of black marker pens, water colour and wax crayons.

This graffiti-like abstract painting reflects a wild and hedonistic world with black tribal markings and feathers sitting alongside vivid pinks, reds, yellows and turquoise. 

We worked with Sarah to transpose 'Rita Does Jazz' onto a luxurious, heavyweight cotton velvet. This vibrant fabric drapes beautifully when used for curtains or blinds or it's equally at home when used as upholstery for chairs, sofas or banquettes. Use it to make a dramatic statement in a pared back interior or go full maximalist and combine it with other patterns and bright, life-affirming colours. 


Technical Information

Collection: Sarah Thornton 
Design Name: Rita does Jazz
Design scale: Large
Width: 137cm
Vertical Pattern repeat: 120.95cm
Horizontal pattern repeat: 132.8cm
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: 50 000 cycles to end point. Suitable for severe domestic or general contract use       
Usage: Cushions, curtains, upholstery.
Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron 

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

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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.

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