A collection of fantastic hand embroidered fabrics has been created by Kit Kemp, design director of Firmdale Hotels, in collaboration with Chelsea Textiles‘ head designer, Jenny Simpson. Influenced by a sense of the whimsical and the lyrical, as well as a love of animals, the collection features a series of characters and patterns that have a primitive, folkloric feel. The narratives unfold playfully on the fabric, from a star gazing dog and a sailor’s farewell to mythical creatures and a modern version of a suzani. The art of hand-embroidery is the essence of Chelsea Textiles and Kit Kemp brings the medium to light using wonderful colour palettes and charming, idiosyncratic patterns.

Suzani Stripe by Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

Suzani Large by Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

Suzani Tiny on chair and Suzani Large as curtains by Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

Mythical Creatures used on headboard by Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

Wee Beasties by Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

Sailor’s Farewell by Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

 

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