Clare Nicolson Launches Homely New Textiles

Designer Clare Nicolson has created a host of beautiful interior textiles and accessories that make memorable and unique gift ideas.

singing bird cushion

Clare Nicolson textiles combine digital prints on cotton and silk with vintage fabrics. The textile designs begin as paper collages, created from decorative papers and packaging. Many of the designs incorporate a distinct pattern, created by layering pattern on pattern; complex and sophisticated images emerge to create the finished item.

home tweet home cushion

Today’s post shows a few examples from the collection; cushions and some cute fabric accessories; ideal as mini gifts they are lavender scented birdies in vintage fabrics. The wider collection can be seen at Clare’s website and includes throws, tea towels, scarves and handmade greetings cards.

bird cushion

Clare includes “an old teapot, a walk in the country, even the birds in her garden” as inspiration for the designs. This varied inspiration when combined with the layered collage style gives a unique blend to each of the gift items.

lavender birdie sachet

Gifts featured are …Birdsong Cushion, £50; Home Tweet Home Cushion, £45; Lovey Dovey Cushion, £50; Vintage Lavender Birdie – Bluebirdie, £7.00 and Vintage Lavender Birdie – Chickadee, £7.00.

lavender birdie sachet

All of the items shown here today are available to purchase online at Clare’s website.