Madam Birdie (soft blue)

Madam Birdie (soft blue)

I love fabrics with little birds and I always think they look so pretty in a room. I am sure birds on fabric have to be the most popular subject for fabric design, I find it very hard to steer away from them probably because they give you that lovely natural flowing feeling which you need for a pattern repeat. They are all around us so why not have them printed on our curtains and cushions. The idea for the little bird on the Madam Birdie design was from ceramics I found at the Bowes museum in County Durham. Quite often I will visit a museum and I take lots of photos and use them as a reference at a later date. I remember first sketching this design while I was sitting in a hospital room waiting for my son to recover from an operation after breaking his leg. I always take a little sketch book with me if I think I am going to have lots of time to kill, I look at the photos on my phone and then start drawing.

How to buy

Collection -Summer Tea
Name – Madam Birdie SB
Composition – 50% cotton 50% linen
Width of fabric – 142cm
Pattern repeat – 26cm
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 my fabric

You can buy via a stockist or direct from Charlotte Gaisford

Stockist
We do have a list of stockists around the UK who will be able to sell you fabrics and wallpapers direct. 

Please note quite a few of them are interiors designers and they might not mention they sell interiors fabrics so you do need to email or ring them and they will be able to help you. 

Our trade accounts are limited so it is better to go through a stockist, We do get contacted by smaller soft furnishing companies on behalf of their clients but we can’t always open trade accounts because we have a strict application process.

Direct from Charlotte Gaisford
If you do not want to deal direct with a stockist or you do not live near a stockist it is possible to buy direct from Charlotte Gaisford just send us an email with what you would like to buy and we can give you a quote or email you an invoice. 

How long before I get my fabric and wallpaper
All the fabric and wallpaper is printed to order, we do not hold any stock.
The fabric takes about 7-10 days to get back from the printers, we check it and then send it 24 hour courier to you or your curtain maker.
The wallpaper can take 7-10 days, it depends how busy the printers are. The lead times can be longer if the printers are busy, this is usually in the Autumn.

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Sample

We would love to hear about your project and we can send you 6  samples plus a 28 page brochure which shows the whole range.

We have often been targeted by crafting/student groups who search for free fabric and wallpaper samples for their projects, we can usually tell who these people are so we don’t send them the samples.

It is our policy that we never charge for samples and our brochure.

If you have a serious project You can request more samples once you have received the brochure.

To request samples please email us with a list and give us your address and we can send asap.

If you would like some inspiration on how you can use Charlotte Gaisford fabrics within your decorating scheme please look at the online book Charlotte Gaisford has created

The Little book of room schemes

You are welcome to download and share the book

We have started a section on the website which shows you what fabrics go together, we have added some of the popular ones but we will keep adding to this section

What goes with what

Read an article I wrote about how I decorate for Homes and Garden magazine
Homes and Garden January 2021

How to mix patterns in a room