Hermitage Birds B fabric

Hermitage Birds B fabric

Hermitage Birds was the starting point for the Hermitage collection. This design was my interruption of hand painted 1740’s Chinese wallpaper panels found in a bedroom of a house called The Hermitage. This house is so near to Hexham and right on the banks of the Tyne but it is totally hidden away and you would never know where it was unless it was pointed out to you. Jane my friend who owned house had rented The Hermitage to a family who had lived in it for 100 years, they had kept everything and the house was literally a time warp when the last member died. The local auctioneers were rubbing their hands when they saw how stuff was going to be sold which had not seen the light of day for decades! Jane was going to sell the house and she asked me to try and create a representation of the Chinese paper. At first I thought there was no way I could do it and I was very apprehensive. I thought I would give it a go and went to take lots of photos, I managed after many hours of hand painting on my MAC to produce the finished design. I have tried to use the true colours of the original paper but I changed the background colour. It was a hard job and very time consuming but I was so pleased with the results, originally the handmade paper had a massive pattern repeat of 2m x 2m, I managed to reduce this down to 52cm x 1.3m which is still quite big but this is what makes it stand out.

How to buy

Collection -The Hermitage
Name - Hermitage Birds B
Composition - 100% cotton panama 309g/m2
Print width after pattern matching - 148cm
Pattern repe
at - 1.31m
Care instructions - Dry Clean
Origin - UK
Designer - Charlotte Gaisford
(available in 0.5m increments)
minimum order - 1m
Lead time - 7 to 10 days from payment date.
Suitability - Suitable for all kinds of soft furnishings, light upholstery and curtains

How to Buy

Samples please email Charlotte with a list of samples, we can send 6 fabric and 3 wallpaper free of charge.

How to buy If you would like to place an order, email Charlotte or contact one of Charlotte’s stockists in your area.