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Mercia Ribbons Linen
Mercia Ribbons Linen
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. The humming fish are represented by great crested newts, the precious truffula trees are clover flowers whilst the playful barballoots are the red squirrels. The bees which also feature in a companion print are short-haired bumblebees – a wonderful conservation success story as they were extinct in the UK but acres of flower-rich meadows were planted in Kent, the bees were reintroduced and are now thriving. Other flowers include several species of clover, Pheasant’s eye. crested cowwheat, Stinking iris, whorled millifoil, Carthusian pinks, Herb Paris, wintergreen and blossoms of a rare old English breed a apple. Great great grandfather snail is the lagoon spire snail (thought extinct, but recently found in Chichester harbour) Companion prints include Mercia Ribbons and Mercia bees, featuring details from this larger scale design.  
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Mercia Vines Linen
Mercia Vines Linen
The English Mercia collection is Susy Paisley's tribute to one of the greatest conservation parables ever written, The Lorax by Dr Seuss. The species in the design are based on real world English equivalents of the imaginary species that feature in the Lorax story – inhabiting the region of the ancient kingdom of Mercia. The humming fish are represented by great crested newts, the precious truffula trees are clover flowers whilst the playful barballoots are the red squirrels. The bees which also feature in a companion print are short-haired bumblebees – a wonderful conservation success story as they were extinct in the UK but acres of flower-rich meadows were planted in Kent, the bees were reintroduced and are now thriving. Other flowers include several species of clover, Pheasant’s eye. crested cowwheat, Stinking iris, whorled millifoil, Carthusian pinks, Herb Paris, wintergreen and blossoms of a rare old English breed a apple. Companion prints include Mercia Ribbons and Mercia bees, featuring details from this larger scale design.
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Complete repeat of the Madidi Clouds pattern
Madidi Clouds Linen
The Andean spectacled bear, a mysterious and endangered species and inspiration for Paddington Bear, was the focus of Dr Susy Paisley's years of study in the Andean cloud forest of Bolivia's Madidi National Park. During long periods spent alone for her research, she became obsessed with the intricate patterns and color around her. Lichens, thin-lipped frogs, hummingbirds and toucans, along with her bears, were the subjects of my detailed drawings, and have formed the basis of this design. The composition of the design itself was inspired by a Josef Frank design from 1938 called Anakreon. His design was based on a 3,500-year-old fresco, discovered by a friend of Frank's, from the palace in Knossos on Crete.
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Forest Posies, in the Carolina Tree of Life Collection by Newton Paisley.
Carolina Posies Linen
A simpler medium scale companion fabric to the Carolina Tree of Life available in 7 colourways.      
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Carolina Tree of Life Parakeets Linen
Carolina Tree of Life Parakeets Linen

The Carolina Tree of Life tells of the Carolinas in the American South. The flowing design features the extinct Carolina parakeet, the migratory Monarch butterfly facing an urgent battle for survival, and carnivorous native plants such as the Venus fly … Read More

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