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Cactus Restaurant
Cactus Mexicanos Wallpaper

Collection: Cactus Mexicanos Product Code: 33 Roll dimensions: 70cm x 10m (27.6in x 10.9yards) Area: 7sq.m (8.4 sq.yards) Pattern repeat: 46.7cm (18.4in) Half Drop Wallpaper: Non-woven uncoated 147gsm Fire rating: Fire certified for both Europe and the USA. Classified to … Read More

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Cactus Restaurant
Cactus Mexicanos

Cactus Mexicanos tells the story of the incredible diversity of cacti in Mexico, a real centre of endemism for this group of plants. These unusual forms give the design a contemporary feel, and the pops of magenta, a common flower … Read More

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Carolina Monarch
Carolina Monarch
This second medium scale print celebrates the migratory Monarch butterfly whose larval food-plants, the milkweeds, have been depleted to critically low levels by herbicides. The population of monarchs that spends its summers in the Carolinas, undertakes an incredible multi-generational migration every year to forests in Mexico where they overwinter. Plants like echinacea provide them with rich sources of nectar for this journey. As well as Echinacea purpurea, the most common of the coneflowers, this design features Echinacea leavigata, an endangered coneflower native to North Carolina.
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Mercia Bees
Mercia Bees
Mercia Bees is a smaller scale print in the English Mercia collection, with a 6'' horizontal half drop repeat. It features the short-haired bumblebee, a species driven to extinction in England, but recently reintroduced into specially planted flower-rich meadows in the region of Dungeness. The bees are foraging on clover, and pheasant's eye, a rare wildflower introduced to the UK in Roman times.  
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Mercia Ribbons
Mercia Ribbons
This pattern shows English species suggested to me by the imaginary species in Dr Suess's The Lorax. It is organised in an ogee pattern, made of ribbons. They remind me of the double helix of the DNA that determines how we all turn out, every living thing, and of chain link fences, and breaking through them to get out into nature. Some of the Lorax creatures, and my English wild equivalents: Humming fish = great crested newts Swomee swans = nightingales for their beautiful song Truffula trees = clover for the shape and English oaks for their ecological role supporting more other species than any other tree Brown barbaloots = at first I used the silhouettes of European brown bears representing their extinction in the British Isles about 1000 years ago, but that was all a bit tragic. Then I decided to replace them with wonderful playful red squirrels in this design Great great grandfather snail = lagoon spire snail (thought extinct, but recently found in Chichester harbour) Smallish bees = short-haired bumblebees, once extinct in the UK but now reintroduced into Kent
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Forest Posies, in the Carolina Tree of Life Collection by Newton Paisley.
Carolina Posies
A simpler medium scale companion fabric to the Carolina Tree of Life available in 7 colourways.   NeutralPosies, in the Carolina Tree of Life Collection by Newton Paisley.  
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Patchwork cushion Kate Coleman red squirrel
Red squirrel cushion
This unique and lovely patchwork cushion, made by Kate Coleman, features as its central image a red squirrel. The central panel is surrounded by Mercia Bees with short-haired bumblebees, clover and pheasant's eyes, with details of delicate hand-embroidery and a piped border.
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Nightingale patchwork cushion SOLD
Nightingale patchwork cushion SOLD
This unique and beautiful patchwork cushion, made by Kate Coleman, features as its central image a Nightingale, a bird beloved for its extraordinary song. Other details are from the Carolina Tree of Life connection and Merica Bees.
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Carolina parakeet patchwork cushion
Carolina parakeet patchwork cushion
This unique and beautiful patchwork cushion, made by Kate Coleman, features as its central image a Carolina Parakeet. This beautiful bird, once the northernmost parrot in the world, dwindled down to the last known specimen which perished in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918. The parakeet is reaching towards cockleburs, a plant which lent the parakeets its toxicity, so that cats who ate the parakeets died. Also in this design is a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a monarch butterfly with its milkweed larval foodplant, and in the lower right corner, just for fun. the pucker-butt chile, which is the hottest chile pepper in the world, and is from South Carolina.
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Grass of Parnassus patchwork cushion
Grass of Parnassus patchwork cushion
This unique and beautiful patchwork cushion, made by Kate Coleman, features as its central image the Grass of Parnassus, a plant native to the new Amphibolites Reserve in North Carolina. Other details are from the Carolina Posies collection and combine pale yellow and greens creating a fresh and spring-like palate.    
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Tree frog silk scarf
Rabb’s fringe-limbed tree frog silk scarf
A delicate and detailed design with hand-drawn illustrations on slate grey with flashes of magenta, burgundy, greens and yellows. It is of an elegant neckerchief size: 60cm2. This vibrant silk scarf commemorates the Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog and species with which it was found in the Valle de San Anton of Panama. This extraordinary species, which was declared extinct on September 26, 2016, could sail through the air, change colours, and had an incredible way of providing snacks for its tadpoles. To learn more about this species read my blogpost. For every scarf purchased, £20 goes to support the Amphibian Survival Alliance. Sold out but more coming soon, and available on back order.
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Mercia bees cushions
Mercia bees cushions
This cushion features the Mercia bees design, celebrating the return to England of the once-extirpated short-haired bumblebee. The fabric is further enlivened by lime green piping.
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Carolina monarchs cushion
Carolina monarchs cushion
Carolina monarchs tell of the monarch butterfly and milkweed, its larval foodplant. It also has echinacea, both the common coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea laevigata. It is a playful and zingy print of pinks and oranges with orange piping.
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Cream posies cushions
Cream posies cushions
A bright and cheery print of Carolina posies, piped in a firecracker orange-red.
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